2017 Advent Calendar of Fascinating Websites – Day 17- Music of the Spheres

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” (Pythagoras) Greek mathematician Pythagoras (6th Century BC) was the first to propose … Read More

2017 Advent Calendar of Fascinating Websites – Day 13 – Look Up

  Ever spotted a shooting star – a streak of light across the night sky? Shooting stars are fragments of space rock (meteors) or dust, moving so fast that as … Read More

Backyard Worlds – Finding Planet 9

NASA needs the help of Citizen Scientists. It has created a new website called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 and is asking for the public’s help to search for new worlds … Read More

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2015 – How to Survive in Space

Each year the Royal Institution broadcasts the Christmas Science Lectures. In December 2015 Tim Peake will become the first Briton in space for more than 20 years.  As he settles … Read More

The Heart of Pluto – or Woof, is it Pluto?

Congratulations to NASA and the New Horizons team.  Yesterday,  Tuesday, July 14,  New Horizons sped past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour). It was then incommunicado … Read More

Countdown to Pluto

The NASA New Horizons spacecraft is about to make its closest approach to the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its moons July 14th at 12.49.57 B.S.T.   Catch all the latest … Read More

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