Arola Moreras Marti from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews was awarded the best student poster prize at the first SPERO meeting. Arola is a first year PhD candidate and is supervised by Dr Claire Cousins and...Read more
Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet.
The definition of a planet approved by the International Astronomical Union in 2006 demoted Pluto to “non-planet,” thus dropping the consensus number of planets in our solar system from nine to eight. “The change – a subject of much scientific...Read more
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory – open to all
Welcome to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory is located near Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, on the northern edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. It is one of only two publicly accessible...Read more
Who owns outer space?
When space crops up in conversation, ownership does not immediately spring to mind. But as the human race continues to advance in this field, and with commercial space enterprises just around the corner, questions about power politics and their...Read more
Storing skies as stone: the UoG – SUERC Royal Society London, Summer Exhibition
A new industry is taking shape – Glasgow Prestwick Airport Spaceport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport has signed an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it continues its bid to become the UK’s first launch site. The South Ayrshire airport is developing plans for a spaceport that could see the first satellites and...Read more
Glasgow to host 1st BPSC
Glasgow are to host the first British Planetary Science Congress, 3-5th December 2017, Hilton Grosvenor, Glasgow West End. More details to follow! See link in menu bar above.Read more
St Andrews Centre for Exoplanet Research
The Centre for Exoplanet Science brings together researchers from different disciplines to find out how planets form in different galactic environments, how their atmospheres evolve, and the relation between the evolutionary history of planets...Read more
On May 2, 2016, scientists announced the discovery of TRAPPIST-1, an alien solar system 40 light-years from Earth with a tiny, ultracool dwarf star and three small exoplanets that just might be habitable...Read more
UK Space Industry 2016 – size and health!
Scotland highly competitive with the rest of the UK, punching above its weight?Read more
Inaugural SPERO meeting, Feb. 2017
Thanks to the University of Edinburgh for hosting the 2017 SPERO meeting – a very enjoyable and productive day. See you in Sterling for the 2018 SPERO meeting (organiser Dr Christian Schroeder) and look out for the pre-conference field trip...Read more
Save The Date
This is the first announcement of the Building Habitable Worlds and Scottish Planetary Science Network (SPERO) meetings to be held in Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd February 2017. Building Habitable Worlds 3 (21st February 2017, UKCA, CSEC, Kings...Read more