Amazing Opportunity for year 12

See below – more details available from Mr T

STEMFirst are working with the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (MAP) (see http://blackseamap.com/ ), and we are seeking 16 students studying STEM subjects at A level (or equivalent) to become its STEM Scholars. Scholars will be joining one of the largest multi-disciplinary maritime archaeology projects ever attempted. They will explore research questions about sea-level change, marine palaeo-climates and marine archaeology in the Bulgarian Black Sea and carry out their own projects.

This exciting programme aims to give research and expedition opportunities to students who would not usually get access to such experiences.

The project is to allow students from disadvantaged backgrounds / first generation considering HE / low income families , to take part in a life changing opportunity to work with the University of Southampton and go to the Black Sea on a research trip in September 2017.

Students will need to register their interest http://bit.ly/bsmapregistration  and then complete an application form (including a short written assignment) with a parent consent form and a teacher reference. The application form, further details and eligibility criteria can be found on the Black Sea MAP website: http://blackseamap.com/application/

Deadline for applications is 9am Wednesday 22 February 2017. Teachers are welcome to nominate students through the on-line registration form.

National Schools’ Observatory Work Experience Week

Hello,

I am writing to let you know about the National Schools’ Observatory Work Experience Week held at the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) at Liverpool John Moores University.

Each year we welcome 15 A-Level students for a week long work experience programme. This week consists of talks, workshops and an in-depth group research project supervised by professional astronomers here in the department. The week culminates in the students producing a report and presenting their findings to the rest of the group and invited staff from the ARI.

There is no charge for this work experience week; all we ask is that the students can easily commute to the ARI office in Liverpool City Centre (146 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5RF).

The next work experience week will take place between Monday 10th July and Friday 14th July 2017.

You can apply from today and more information can be found here: http://www.astro.ljmu.ac.uk/outreachschools#Work_Experience_Week

You will have until the Tuesday 28th February 2017 to complete the form – any applications received after this date will not be considered. We will let all applicants know whether they have been successful or not by the end of March.  The application will ask for your details and those of your school, but will also contain a question (answer: 250 words): ‘Why do you want to attend this week?’ – which will be the main basis for our decision on who to offer places to. The work experience week will take place at the Astrophysics Research Institute, on Brownlow Hill in Liverpool, and students are asked to ensure they have their own accommodation, and can travel to and from the venue every day during the week.

The placement itself is free, and lunch will be provided on the first day – but we are unable to cover the cost of your travel and/or accommodation. If you have any more questions, then please do let me know,

Many thanks,

Furness Astro Society meeting this Friday

Time for a reminder of our next meeting – this Friday 4th November at 7:30pm in the Lower Meeting Room of Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness. The post code is LA14 5HT; Trinity Church Centre is opposite Kwik Fit and the entrance is at the back in Warwick Street.

We welcome back Peter Wade as your speaker for this third lecture of the new season.

His subject this time is ‘Our Backyard Solar System’.

The full list of speakers and meeting dates for this season is available on the web-site www.fslas.org – please have a look and print it so that you have a record. I think you will agree that there is something for everybody.

Don’t forget that you can now access and borrow books, videos and DVD’s from our library at the meeting.

There are a few members who haven’t yet renewed – if you are coming to the meeting please bring your subscription monies. Any prospective new members who want to join may also pay by cash/cheque at this meeting.

Uni of Lancaster Masterclasses

These masterclasses are run by the Ogden Trust at Lancaster Uni. You book the class with the Uni and get permission to have the day off college.

Get yourself to Lancaster Uni and then claim back the travel expenses.

It’s as easy as that. The first three on the list would be great to complement your A level course. The others are just great.

These are a fantastic CV / personal statement booster.

See the poster outside A22 or here https://www.dropbox.com/s/jb8iehkwesauqty/masterclasses.pdf?dl=0

 

Astronomy Talk in Barrow

This Friday 7th October at 7:30pm in the Lower Meeting Room of Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness. The post code is LA14 5HT; Trinity Church Centre is opposite Kwik Fit and the entrance is at the back in Warwick Street.

Your speaker for this second lecture of the new season is Dr. Megan Argo who has recently worked at Jodrell Bank. Her subject is ‘When Galaxies Collide’.

The full list of speakers and meeting dates for this season is available on the web-site www.fslas.org – please have a look and print it so that you have a record. I think you will agree that there is something for everybody.

Engineering Lecture in Barrow

Apologies for the late notice – the next Barrow and District Association of Engineers lecture will be at Forum in Duke St. Barrow at 7.30 pm on the 28th. The title of the lecture is Swansea Lagoon Tidal Power Project.

These lectures are free to attend and should be of interest to anyone taking physics. The full lineup for this year looks like this:

22nd  September 2016    Furness Shipbuilding

28th   September 2016    Swansea Tidal Lagoon Power Project

12th   October     2016    The U-Boat Crisisof 1917 Re-Assessed

20th   October    2016     Quicksilver – World Water Speed Record

25th   October    2016     Royal Navy Presentation Team (additional lecture)

26th   October    2016     Leadership and Management

9th     November 2016    Radio Telescopes The Technology, It’s usage and Results

17th  November 2016    BDAE Annual Bursary Awards followed by ‘Barrow to Bath, Bristol

                                      and Back Again’

23rd  November 2016   New Border Railway’s Waverley Line From Edinburgh to Tweedbank

11th   January     2017   National Grid NW Coast Connection Project

19th   January     2017    From Sumps to Drains

8th     February  2017    Approaching Absolut Zero: The What, The How, The Why

16th February    2017     Building Control

8th   March      2017      Effects on Shipping Due to Climate Changes

16th March      2017      The Mathematical Detective-Using Extreme Value Theory to Explain

                                      the Unexplained

29th  March      2017     Facial Reconstruction

12th April        2017      Britain’s Nuclear Reactors

20th  April       2017     BDAE AGM then a talk from the Nuclear Institute ‘The Moorside

                                    Project’

Any queries – please see me in A22.

Mr T