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North America Analysis April 2023
We warmly invite you to delve into the April volume of North America Analysis, where we enjoy a multitude of insights from experts in the field from the region.
How does space travel affect the human brain?
The sensation of ‘weightlessness’ during space travel has long-term effects on the brain, where the brain's rules about gravity are no longer applicable.
The Ryugu asteroid holds a key to understanding solar system formation
Samples from the 162173 Ryugu asteroid collected by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft could help us understand the chemical composition of the solar system.
Characterising satellites’ brightness and speed to declutter the skies
Students are navigating satellites' brightness and speed to declutter space traffic and assist astronomers by preventing light trails on their telescope-mounted cameras.
Asia Analysis July 2022
We welcome Summer 2022 with our July volume of Asia Analysis, which includes a vast array of articles on several compelling policy topics.
What is Astrophysics?
Daniele Malafarina, Associate Professor from Nazarbayev University, School of Sciences and Humanities, unpacks astrophysics for us.
Big science from little telescopes
NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta explains Japan’s strategy of using both large and small facilities for multi-messenger astronomy
Cosmology & astrophysics – what they are & why we might be interested
Dr John Yardley, Founder and CEO of Threads Software Limited, shares his enthusiasm for cosmology and astrophysics, considering what they are and why we might be interested in them.
Astronomers find some stars can still form planets even near death
Astronomers have discovered that stars, even when near death, can possibly still birth planets.
Astrophysics and astronomy in the U.S.
How is the U.S. National Science Foundation improving diversity in astrophysics and astronomy? Here, Open Access Government investigates.
STEM: Improving diversity, equity & inclusiveness
Dr David Morris, Director of the Etelman Observatory, discusses the importance of improving diversity, equity & inclusiveness, particularly in the STEM disciplines, including physics, astrophysics & astronomy.
Illuminating cosmological signposts with cosmic rays
Dr Thomas W. Jones, Professor at the University of Minnesota, walks us through his research concerning illuminating cosmological signposts with cosmic rays.
Sounds of the Universe: Inclusive experience for visually impaired astronomers
New project to allow blind or partially sighted individuals to ‘hear’ the universe is providing a more inclusive side to astronomy This research is offering a way for visually impaired children in particular to get to touch with astronomy and maybe spark a lifetime interest in the topic. What is the...
Subaru Telescope: A nexus of next generation astronomy collaboration
Saku Tsuneta, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, introduces the Subaru Telescope, Japan’s world-leading optical and infrared astronomy facility.
Deciphering what is happening between clustered galaxies
Dr Thomas W. Jones, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota enlightens us as to why galaxy clusters hold vital clues about the history and nature of the universe.
Astronomy: Discovering the Universe with cutting-edge technology
Saku Tsuneta, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, charts discoveries made about the Universe with cutting-edge technology in this fascinating astronomy focus.
April 2021 North America Analysis
In the Spring edition of North America Analysis, we hear from Robert Lembo, from the National Institutes of Health, who turns the spotlight on training physician scientists and clinician investigators through the process of graduate medical education in the United States, and more.
U.S. Astronomical Sciences: Ensuring scientific excellence for all
Open Access Government discusses how the U.S. NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences continues to break boundaries in research and discovery, yet remains conscious of its social and environmental impact The National Science Foundations’ (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) continues to fulfil its mission of supporting forefront research in ground-based...
Star-gazing techniques used to detect cancerous moles
An STFC-funded project, MoleGazer, has successfully implemented astronomical techniques, used for star-gazing, to detect and track the evolution of cancerous moles.
Scientists catalogue 700 million astronomical objects in dark sky
Scientists have catalogued almost 700 million astronomical objects in the dark sky using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES).