University buys space centre

first_imgA consortium including Oxford University has bought the majority of Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station in Cornwall. Oxford will work with defence technology firm QinetiQ and the UK Space Agency to turn the former telecommunications hub into a world class space centre. Steve Rawlings, Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford and academic head of the 1.5 billion Euro Swuare Kilometre Array Radio Astronomy Project (SKA), said, “The opportunity to include Goonhilly in a number of leading radio astronomy projects and related research and development work is truly exciting. He said that the University is “thrilled by the possibilities of having its students and staff down in Cornwall where the new outreach centre will attract many young new scientists who will be rubbing shoulders with top flight engineers and physicists from around the world.”last_img read more

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Glennie and Jonsdottir Named To WGCA All-American Scholar Team

first_imgGlennie capped off the 2017 season with a 17th-place finish at the MVC Championship to earn her second-straight top-18 flag honor and finished the year with a 78.0 average through 28 rounds. Jonsdottir wrapped up her rookie season with an 80.6 averaged through 25 rounds and recorded 12 rounds in the 70s.  Print Friendly Version Glennie a junior from Clearwater, Fla. maintains a perfect 4.0 grade point average in English and law, politics and society to receive her third WGCA honor, while Jonsdottir also holds a perfect GPA in math and chemistry to earn the award. CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Drake women’s golfers Madison Glennie and Sigurlaug Jonsdottir were named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team for their effort in the classroom. The WGCA All-American Scholar Golf Teams recognize outstanding academic and athletic achievements in women’s college golf across Division I, II and III. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with student-athletes needing to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.last_img read more

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