Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dan Dare report for duty!

In the 1970s we gave up on the Vertical Empire.  The UK shot Black Arrow into the skies above Woomera and placed a small test satellite called Prospero in a near perfect orbit, dusted its hands and said enough. Well almost.  … Continue reading

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Scouting the Universe

I had the privillage of meeting a group of enthusiastic Scouts last night and helped a friend show them the Universe.  Neil from @kidzOutdoors has blogged a report of the evening here- Please go have a read! To stand … Continue reading

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A Festival of Light

It’s Diwali today. The festival of light. Which to an astronomer sounds like a wonderful thing to celebrate. The triumph of light is a key moment in the evolution of the Universe, the evolution of matter and the evolution of … Continue reading

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