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Join our experts to safely watch a partial eclipse of the Sun

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Don't miss a rare opportunity to watch a partial eclipse of the Sun, visible in Cardiff on Friday, 20 March, with experts from the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Graduate Case Study: Catherine Jackson

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Cat is now working for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

A visualisation of the polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite. Copyright ESA and the Planck Collaboration. Planck reveals first stars were born late.

Monday 9th February 2015

The School's Astronomy Instrumentation Group continue to see the fruits of their work in the latest release of results from the Planck satellite, which indicate that the first stars in the Universe formed much later than previously thought …

Physics Alumni reunion

Wednesday 28th January 2015

Join us on Saturday 21st March 2015...

DustPedia logo. DustPedia: A Definitive Study of Cosmic Dust in the Local Universe

Friday 16th January 2015

Funded by the EU, DustPedia is a project to combine existing data from the Herschel Space Observatory and Planck Telescope with other data from both ground and space based telescopes to make the most extensive and intensive study of galaxies in the nearby Universe. …


Talks and Public Lectures

University Open Day information

Occasional talks and lectures for a more general audience are given by members of the School - further details can be found here.

DII Seminars


The School has a number of active Colloquia and Research Seminar series. For a full schedule see the Colloquia and Research Seminars page.

Conferences at Cardiff

The School has a strong reputation for hosting scientific conferences. conferences page

Recent conferences include: