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20 September 2016
Global science on your doorstep: visit the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh this weekend!
Global science on your doorstep: visit the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh this weekend!

The Royal Observatory Edinburgh is flinging its doors wide open this weekend (24-25 September 2016) giving the public the chance to discover first-hand the global astronomy taking place on their doorstep.

16 September 2016
Daresbury engineers help to unlock the secrets of materials at the atomic level
Daresbury engineers help to unlock the secrets of materials at the atomic level

UK engineers from Daresbury, Cheshire, have this week delivered a key piece of prototype equipment to one of the world’s most ambitious scientific experiments, currently being constructed in Sweden.

16 September 2016
Hebridean rock provides clue to life on Mars
Hebridean rock provides clue to life on Mars

Analysis of rocks in the Outer Hebrides has provided a tantalising clue that Mars may contain habitats which can potentially support life.

15 September 2016
Newton Fund promotes UK-Thai astronomical research
Newton Fund promotes UK-Thai astronomical research

STFC have signed an MOU for astronomical research collaboration with the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT).

15 September 2016
Forthcoming Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) meeting
Forthcoming Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) meeting

The next meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place at Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ on the 25th and 26th October 2016.

14 September 2016
Gaia results revealed – first data release from the most detailed map ever made of the sky
Gaia results revealed – first data release from the most detailed map ever made of the sky

The first results from the Gaia satellite, which is completing an unprecedented census of more than one billion stars in the Milky Way, are being released today to astronomers and the public.

14 September 2016
STFC engineers share in global award for Gravitational Waves breakthrough
STFC engineers share in global award for Gravitational Waves breakthrough

On the first anniversary of the detection of gravitational waves a team of engineers from the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are celebrating sharing an international award for their contribution to the scientific breakthrough.

12 September 2016
UK innovation winners will bring life-enhancing products to market
UK innovation winners will bring life-enhancing products to market

Three companies developing innovative products that could bring incredible benefits to people in their day to day lives have won free access to more than £3 million of cutting edge facilities to ensure they get to market as quickly as possible.

05 September 2016
UK announces latest spectacular stargazing sites free from light pollution
UK announces latest spectacular stargazing sites free from light pollution

5 September 2016 – New spectacular stargazing sites perfect for astronomy and free from the worst effects of urban light pollution have been identified across the UK and are announced today.

31 August 2016
Free Electron Laser Strategic Review published
Free Electron Laser Strategic Review published

Recognising the importance of Free Electron Lasers (FELs) for the UK science community, STFC commissioned a strategic review of FEL science and facility access. 

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