ESO

Running one of the world's largest telescopes

Ever wondered what - and who - lies behind the beautiful and fascinating astronomical photographs and observations made with modern telescopes? Douglas Pierce-Price from ESO, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, describes a day in the life of the Very Large Telescope.

Astronomy / space, Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 1
- 05/08/2006    

Space balloons, mousetraps and earthquakes: it's Science on Stage!

Science on Stage and the European Science Teaching Awards 2005: choosing the best of the best, special mentions and how the jury voted. Myc Riggulsford, UK science broadcaster and journalist, and Barbara Warmbein, from the European Space Agency in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, describe how the difficult decisions were made.

Event reports
Ages: 
under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 1
- 04/08/2006    

Free image databases

The worldwide web is a wonderful source of information, but sometimes the sheer amount of content can be overwhelming. Where do you start looking? In each issue of Science in School, we will suggest useful websites for particular purposes.

Resource reviews
Ages: 
under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 1
- 03/08/2006    
en

Science teachers take centre stage

Would you know how to turn a bucket into a seismograph, how to make a scale model of a DNA double helix from cans and bottles, or how to simulate a human eye with the help of a shampoo bottle? Barbara Warmbein from the European Space Agency in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, finds out.

Event reports
Ages: 
under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 1
- 03/08/2006    

Are there Earth-like planets around other stars?

Uffe Gråe Jørgensen from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, describes the search for Earth-like planets elsewhere in our galaxy.

Astronomy / space, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 20/07/2006