Claudia Maraston of the ICG has been awarded an RDF Grant of the University of Portsmouth as PI of a project entitled ‘‘Establishing leading roles in the major space science projects of the next decade: the Extremely Large Telescope and EUCLID".
ICG Research Fellow, Dr. Karen Masters has been involved in the organisation of a Specialist Discussion on the topic of "Morphology in the Era of Large Surveys" to be hosted by the Royal Astronomical Society tomorrow (Friday 10th May) in London.
Claudia Maraston gave a talk on Saturday, 27 at a meeting of the British Astronomical Society, http://britastro.org/baa/, held at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester. The meeting hosted 100 attendees spanning a range of professional figures, with a common interest in Astronomy. Maraston explained basics concepts of galaxy evolution and the state-of-art in galaxy studies at ICG.
The 2013 ICG/SEPnet Postgraduate Student Outreach Award has been awarded to Timothy Clemson, for significant effort in outreach activities during his time at ICG, especially for activities with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch of the British Science Association.
A team led by Dr. Joe Cox of the Portsmouth Business School, and including Dr. Karen Masters from the ICG as well as researchers from Oxford, Manchester and Leeds Universities, has won £750,000 from EPSRC to establish why people give up their time to help scientists with projects like Galaxy Zoo
ICG's Professor Will Percival gave his inaugural lecture last week. He spoke about his work mapping the Universe using galaxy surveys such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, as well as discussing if it would be possible to travel to these distant galaxies in the time that he has been a professional astronomer. A longer write-up is available on the University of Portsmouth website, and a video of the lecture is on vimeo.
ICG astronomers held a successful Astronomy in the City event at Gunwharf Quays last night as part of National Science and Engineering Week. About 60 passers-by were able to spot the Moon and Jupiter through gaps in the clouds using a variety of different telescopes, with the help of Emma Beynon, Edd Edmondson, Jen Gupta, Cullan Howlett, Karen Masters, Andreas Papadoupoulos and David Wilkinson.