Regular Readers will know that we’re huge fans of NASA’s remarkable Astronomy Picture of the Day feature (APOD). We encourage anyone interested in astronomy to visit regularly or add it to their RSS feed. And […]Read More
APOD: An Active Night over the Magellan Telescopes
Our admiration for NASA‘s excellent Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD to the cool kids) is on record. We start every day with a look at the latest wonderful image on the site, and every […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Buzz Aldrin!
Today is a great day to celebrate a great man. We’re sure you’ve seen something about it in the media, and we wanted to throw our hats into the ring and add our voice to […]Read More
From the Archives: Science is Awesome!
Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand […]Read More
On This Day: Carl Sagan
Four score and two years ago, today, the great Carl Sagan was born. Author of just the one SF novel, Contact, Sagan is nonetheless rightly revered by science fiction fans for his tireless evangelizing on […]Read More
Real Life Scientists’ Favourite Science Fiction
It is almost a trope of the genre that SF writers must spend part of every interview defending the ‘predictions’ SF has got wrong by pointing out (again and again and again …) that SF […]Read More
The Space Age is 59 Today!
On October 4th, 1957, the Space Race burst into life, with early honours going to the Soviet Union. The launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, was a landmark in our species’ history – […]Read More
Two Score and Seven Years Ago . . .
So just short of four dozen years ago, this happened: A great day in human history, which – it could be argued – has never been bettered. Millions of kids around the world watched Neil […]Read More
On This Day: Apollo Set in Motion
On this day, fifty-five years ago, US President John F. Kennedy gave a speech to the US congress in which he lit the blue touch paper on the greatest journey the human race has thus […]Read More
Sir Patrick Moore Three Years On
This post first appeared, in a slightly different form, in 2013, a year after Sir Patrick Moore’s death. The emotions that prompted it in that first instance are virtually the same today, so we re-present […]Read More
APOD: Pluto Fly Past
We’ve mentioned before how much we love NASA‘s incredible Astronomy Picture of the Day site. It’s one of the first sites we go to every day and it’s always interesting and frequently awe-inspiring. We love […]Read More