Star and planet formation begin in the interior of molecular clouds. Those relatively dense regions shelter even more denser clump, referred as dense core. Star formation trigger when the density in the clump become high enough to overcome the processes that keep it stable. Thus, most of the material initially present in the cloud will... Continue Reading →
Tom is a PhD student at the Open University with a background in Physics and Astronomy. He is currently working at the Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) in the space instrumentation department and is the Electronics Team Leader for both the Rover and Rocket projects. Tom says: "The team are working really hard on both... Continue Reading →
Olivia has just graduated from the OU with a BSc in Astronomy and Planetary Science and is now studying for MSc in Space Science and Technology. While working full time for a UK airline she also volunteers for UKSEDS (UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), helping to organise some of their events.... Continue Reading →
Name: Dave John Harris Age: 35 Studying: Master of Engineering (MEng) Team: OU Planetary Robotics Student Team Current projects: Mars Rover and Spaceport Rocket Since joining the team earlier this year Dave has worked closely with the Mars Rovers Lead Mechanical Engineer Rob Adlard, and has recently been invited to work on the design of... Continue Reading →
Vincent is an OU research student, and his PhD is investigating protoplanetary ice. Here he gives us an insight into his research. To donate to our crowdfunding campaign and to support students like Vincent, please follow the link. Thanks for your support.
Our crowdfunding campaign is now live and we need your help! Please support our projects by donating whatever you can spare. These projects really do go a long way of helping us students gain valuable experience. To donate to our crowdfunding campaign please click here. You could receive one of our rewards as a thank you!... Continue Reading →
The team is now in it's 3rd year of working on rovers, and are working towards competing in the University Rover Challenge (URC) which takes place in Utah at the end of May 2019. The team built the rover last year, and are now working further on coding and electronics to improve the functions of... Continue Reading →
If you're an Open University student interested in space and robotics, then get involved in one (or both!) of our projects. We're particularly interested in hearing from people with some knowledge of electronics and coding, but it's also a great way to learn new things for everyone, and an amazing opportunity to get to travel... Continue Reading →