1. Astronomy goes abroad IV

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    Day 6: Giant bombs and Veritas and a Bowl full of cheese Nuclear deterrent through mutually assured destruction, also called MAD, was a real thing during the cold war. Both sides were assured that even if they shot a nuclear missile first the other ones would retaliate with enough firepower to...
  2. Astronomy goes abroad III

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    Day 4: Airplanes, cough syrup and hummingbirds For this to make any sense I have to say that I was ill from essentially the first day that we were in Arizona, and from what started out as a simple sore throat I developed a full on cold/flu type thing with a...
  3. Astronomy goes abroad II

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    Day 2: Cacti and Bowling After being beyond exhausted from our flight all the way to Tucson Arizona we slept in that morning though that is probably a very generous description for those couple of extra hours. We were essentially a day early and not all the students had arrived yet....
  4. Astronomy goes abroad

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    Hello Everybody!!! I had some very very exciting last few weeks ! I went on two astronomy field-trips and we are talking to a different country type of field trips!! The first one took us to Arizona in the US and the second one to Germany. As updating on the...
  5. 16 hours a week

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    Heya everybody !! This week is all about working during your studies and why more than 16 hours a week can be a very very bad idea ….. Alright lets start off with all the reasons why you would want to consider taking up a part time job during your...
  6. DIY in a student house

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    Hello everybody, living away from home can mean that when something breaks you are the one who has to fix it. Because let’s face it as a student you don’t want to spend more money on repairs then necessary. So DIY is generally your best choice compared to replacing items...
  7. The cold and you

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    Hello Everybody !! It is completely and utterly freezing!!!!!! So because all of me, including my brain, is completely numb from the cold this week is all about the lovely Welsh winter…. I refuse to believe that I am the only one feeling this, it just looks like it as...
  8. How to survive an interview

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    Hello everybody! It is almost February and that means that soon the first university offers will be released, and if you are applying for an undergrad degree you will most likely get a conditional offer. Sometimes before you get your offer the university will invite you in for an interview....
  9. Stargazing

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    Hey Everyone! We had a very exciting stargazing live event the other day up on the Glyntaff campus!! We do them on a semi regular basis and they are always good fun! It isn’t only us from the university around but also the astronomical societies from Cardiff and the Cardiff...
  10. Suprise Chicken

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    Good news everybody!! I managed to make dinner for a housemate and myself and we both survived it!! Normally I am a good cook as long as you don’t expect anything fancy I can probably do it. The whole thing gets more interesting when I am cooking late at night…....

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Name:Leonie Chevalier
Course:BSc (Hon) Observational Astronomy
Year of study: 3rd year
Hometown: Dietzenbach (Germany)

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