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Postgraduate Study Suite refurbishment (9-31 August 2019)

The Postgraduate Study Suite in the Library is undergoing refurbishment this August.  This will take place in two phases: Phase 1 (Friday 9 – Sunday 11 August) The computers will be removed from the Postgraduate Study Suite but postgraduate students

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Keeping the peace (or how not to have arguments)

The library can get very busy and nerves are easily frayed when people feel under pressure.  Even a whispered conversation can carry far and wide in a quiet, confined and echoey space.  At the other extreme, people working in splendid

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Space to breathe

3rd Space – escape your home from home If the Library is fast becoming your home from home, don’t forget that you can also escape to 3rd Space on the first floor of the Students’ Union next door.  The diverse

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Giving you what you want

Judging from feedback in successive NSS surveys, those graduating each year seem to be telling us that after years of student led change building on your suggestions and working to solve challenges that we saw caused you difficulties, we have

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A space apart for postgraduates

The library is an expansive and well furnished space but sometimes as a postgraduate you just want to get away from it all.  That’s where the Postgraduate Study Suite comes in.  Located in the far right hand corner of the

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Charting the history of the final frontier

Presenting The International Space Station: past, present and infographic… your visual guide to the history of an international 15 country strong collaboration project conceived as our base camp on the journey to explore the universe.

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Stellar View

This is a wonderful timelapse video from the International Space Station of stars in low orbit. Sit back and enjoy a stunningly beautiful ride around our planet! http://vimeo.com/38409143

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Satellite re-entry

Parts of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), deployed from the Space Shuttle in 1991, are expected to come crashing to Earth this evening. Quite where the bits will land isn’t known. James Naughtie onBBC Radio 4’s Today wanted to

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NASA on the Commons

We’ve previously featured NASA’s wonderful image archive here on TOTD. Now NASA has joined Flicker’s ‘The Commons’ scheme where institutions share photographs with no copyright restrictions. There are some wonderful images on here and they are all available for use

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2010 TK7

It was recently discovered that there is an asteroid that shares an orbit with Earth. Here is some information plus a short piece of animation about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_TK7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGmdSbtkFS0

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