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Cosmic Convergence

Oliver Pattle and attendees at European Space Agency course

Looking to build experience? Want to learn about opportunities after graduation? Participation in external courses may be the answer. Oliver Pattle, student on the MSc in Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences, shares feedback on the skills developed and insights gained as part of a week-long European Space Agency course he attended. Read on, and aim for the stars…

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Doctor Who and Physics

Graphic featuring a tardis, magnet, galaxy and 60 to mark the 60th anniversary

by Catriona Roy

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the longest-running sci-fi TV series of all time and space. A day worth dressing up for in a fez and a long scarf, but there’s more to come as Whovians throughout the Universe eagerly await the first of three special episodes starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate which airs this Saturday.

Doctor Who inspires many a young person into taking up science, myself included. I interviewed University of Edinburgh Astrophysics graduate Dan Shinks, who is co-host of a Doctor Who podcast, The Shobocast.

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