Have fun with our 'Science at Home' pages.
These pages are being updated on a regular basis so keep checking back for more fun stuff to do.
There are also opportunities in the links pages to get involved with the Public Lecture Series Sussex Universe from Sussex University.
COVID-19 and the environment. Sentinel 5P Image courtesy ESA.
The Children's commissioner Anne Longfield has created a children's guide to coronovirus (see the PDF document). There are also resources for parents too.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was 30 years old on 24th April 2020.
After a shaky start Hubble has been a tremendous success and could remain functional up to 2030-2040. Initially the images were not as clear as expected and investigations found the problem to be a miscalibration of equipment used to grind the mirror. This resulted in a flaw 1/50th the thickness of a human hair but was enough to cause blurring of the images; Hubble was short sighted! Replacing the mirror was obviously not an option so the Space Shuttle Endeavour was sent to correct the problem in December 1993. The astronauts fixed the problem during their spacewalks in essence by giving Hubble glasses! Well not a pair of glasses as we use but corrective optics that used 5 pairs of corrective mirrors that fixed the problem. They also installed new instruments.
NASA is celebrating Hubble's success on its dedicated Hubble site.