Getting the depth right

A question that often comes up in face to face workshops is a really good one that is also difficult to answer! The question is usually ‘what depth do I need to go into?’ and it will be with regards to one of the new areas of the course. My initial feeling was to relate the syllabus statement to the learning objectives. For example, in topic 11.3 (measurement and data processing – spectroscopic identification of organic compounds) we see that under ...

New Ozone Ideas

New research has revealed that Venus has an ozone layer. The layer is much less dense than ours and three times higher - but it is there all the same. Ozone had, at one time, be thought to be indicative of life (there is an ozone layer around Mars - interesting?!) but there may now need to be a re-think on this idea. How was the ozone found? By the European Space Agencies Venus Express craft. Image kindly reproduced according to the licence at: ...