Tag Archives: Astronomy

Help Preserving The Work Of Three Great Astronomers

Last week, it was Ada Lovelace Day which celebrates the achievements and work of the countless women of science and engineering. I shared a picture of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin which I’ve already discussed in previous posts. The tweet got some traction, the Harvard Project PHaEDRA replied,

A ‘Van Gogh View’ Of The Polaris Flare

Space images can often be breathtaking and the night sky has often inspired artists to produce incredible masterpieces. Sometimes even the way astronomers represent data can be both scientifically and artistically stunning. Case in point is the polarization map released by the Planck Collaboration, which

Meet The Tardigrades

There’s a creature on earth that can survive the most extreme conditions on (and thanks to humans off) the planet! It’s called a tardigrade, but people also call it a “waterbear” or “moss piglet.” Tardigrades are aquatic eight-legged animals no longer than one millimeter in length

The Exploration Of Space – An annotated version.

One of my favourite pieces of science communication written by any scientist is Hubble’s “The Exploration of Space”. It was written in 1929 and published in Harper’s Magazine (158: 732) for the general public. I find it absolutely fascinating, but I’ve come to realise that the people who

New Horizon is now en-route for next target.

New Horizon has completed the four maneuvers necessary to direct it to its next target. New Horizons is approximately 120 million kilometres beyond Pluto (which it approached on the 14th of July) and 5.08 billion kilometers from Earth. The maneuvers will change New Horizons’ trajectory