Talk: ‘A History of Celestial Navigation’

josephcaruana/ April 6, 2019

On the 4th of April I was invited by the Department of Classics & Archaeology of the University of Malta to give a talk, both for members & students of the department and the general public, about a favourite topic of mine: the history of celestial navigation, i.e. how cultures have, for hundreds of years, utilised celestial objects to find their way at sea. Below follows the description of the talk

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‘Teen Science Cafe’ with Gozo College Middle School

josephcaruana/ November 15, 2018

Recently, the Gozo College Middle School asked me to talk about careers in science as part of a Teen Science Cafe event. The students had the opportunity to learn about aspects of an astrophysicist’s job, ask questions they had always been curious about, talk about their engagement with science at school and beyond the classroom, and learn about paths to a career in science. As always, it was a pleasure

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Astronomy Night at Dwejra for the General Public: Observing the Perseids

josephcaruana/ August 13, 2018

Yesterday evening, a number of us held an astronomy night at Dwejra for the general public, with the aim of observing the Perseid meteor shower. It is a much-loved semi-annual fixture (depending on the moon phase), and this year we were rewarded with a number of bright ones. By ensuring places like Dwejra stay dark, we can all continue to enjoy such breathtaking views of our night sky – a

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‘Gas in Galaxies’ Conference

josephcaruana/ October 10, 2017

We recently held a conference in Malta which brought to the islands some of the leading experts in galaxy dynamics and cosmology, fostering collaboration in theoretical, computational, and observational aspects to address questions on the role of gas in galaxy dynamics and evolution. Some of the topics addressed during this conference included: Scaling Relations Gas as a dynamical tracer at low z The role of gas in disk galaxies Gas

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