Our friends and colleagues from the Hampshire Astronomical Group (HAG) and Dept. of Mathematics were featured on BBC South Today as part of "Sally's Travels" across the region and her visit to Clanfield Observatory. Many UoP students do astronomical projects using these telescopes and we have a long relationship with this observatory and HAG.
Pompey EMC - a team made up of ICG researchers and other staff in the Faculty of Technology - have won the University of Portsmouth staff 5-a-side league for the second time in 12 months. They beat Djangos 7-6 in a cup-final thriller earlier today, having defeated the university's Sport+Recreation department 5-4 in last week's semi-final.
John Craven, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, has received a CBE in the Queen's honours for his services to higher education and the City of Portsmouth. John is a long-time supporter of the ICG and we are part of his legacy as he heads for retirement this Summer. We wish him well.
Benjamin Taylor, a year-9 student at Chichester high school for boys, was on placement at the ICG the whole half-term week and was very busy with several different projects. He learnt about Galaxy Zoo, he visited the Sciama supercomputer (see picture, with PhD students David Wilkinson and Claire Le Cras), he discussed science and started to read professional articles. Finally, he was engaged in creating a power point presentation where he listed all questions a young student has on Cosmology and Astrophysics. He was assisted by PhD student David Wilkinson and Dr.
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.