June 8, 2009

Observing in urban environments and when it gets you into trouble!

I’ve just been reminded by my mother about the time when I just started getting interested in astronomy. As any enthusiastic 12 year old would do […]
May 21, 2009

Science Centre Spotting

As the May break is approaching for the school term I’ve decided to indulge in some “science centre spotting”. I’ve been itching to get up to […]
May 18, 2009

We are Astronomers

I travelled down to London this weekend for the annual general meeting for the British Association of Planetaria. It was held at the Royal Observatory at […]
April 23, 2009

Launch of The Portal To the Universe

Today marks the launch of the long anticipated “Portal to the Universe”. On Tuesday (21st April)  Lars Lindberg Christensen gave participants attending the IYA 2009 in […]
April 21, 2009

ELT Writers Workshop, JENAM 2009

Immediately after the press conference by Michel Mayor, the reporters from the press conference were led to a writers workshop being presented on the science behind […]
April 21, 2009

Press Conference on Gilese 581 e, JENAM 2009 meeting

Well, I’ve arrived at the University of Hertfordshire, where the JENAM 2009 meeting is taking place. Dr. Henri Boffin from ESO and Michel Mayor are giving […]
April 6, 2009

100 Hrs of Astronomy… still going!

And we are back live with the Virtual Telescope with 100 Hrs of Remote Observing, this should now be changed to 124 hrs! Gianluca has set […]
April 6, 2009

Observing and Earthquakes

Some shocking news that has greeted me just now, that Italy has been struck by a devastating Earthquake and many are injured and worse. My first […]
April 5, 2009

100 Hrs of Remote Observing with the VT

Here we go again, Gianluca Masi has managed to open the observatory to begin the observations with the Virtual Telescope and for the time being we […]