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Rugby & Kenilworth MP Gets in Astronomer’s Shadow

Rugby and Kenilworth MP Jeremy Wright has been placed in the shadow of a University of Warwick Astronomer. Thankfully this doesn’t mean that he is blocking the light to a telescope based experiment - he is taking part in a Royal Society run scheme to pair up MPs with active research scientists so they can shadow each other’s work and get more understanding of science in to politics and government.

Jeremy has been paired with Dr Danny Steeghs, Assistant Professor & Advanced Fellow in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick.

Danny has recently spent a week in Westminster shadowing Jeremy in parliament and is about to return the favour on Friday 11th January 2008, when Jeremy will come to see Danny at work at the University of Warwick.

There will be a photo opportunity on the morning of Friday 11th January when Danny and Jeremy will be touring an active teaching lab which includes a number of telescopes.

Photographers should come to the reception of University House at the University of Warwick at 9.45am and ask for Richard Fern who will take you over to the lab. Do please however call Richard and let him know that you are coming.

For further information please contact:

Richard Fern, Press Officer,
Communications Office, University House
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 8UW
02476 574255  Mobile 07876 217740
email: r.w.fern@warwick.ac.uk

PR2 8th January 2008