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Cosmological work experience week

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation played host to a work experience visit by Michael Jones, a 15 year old GCSE student from The Petersfield School, from July 13th to 17th. Michael spent a week at the institute in order to experience the working life of a cosmologist. Michael was supervised by Prof David Wands and during the course of the week he learnt a bit about modern cosmology and astronomy, and he designed a Galaxy Zoo - Google Earth tour of exo-solar planets, with some help from Dr Ben Hoyle. To make your own tours from Galaxy Zoo see http://www.galaxyzooblog.org/2009/07/07/make-your-own-tours-with-galaxy-zoo-and-google-earth/