In my hands is lunar sample #227 from NASA’s Lunar Petrographic Thin Section Set. Embedded in this transparent disc are 6 samples of rock and soil from the surface of our nearest natural satellite in space, the Moon, collected by the astronauts of the Apollo missions. Continue reading
Lego have now released an all-women Research Institute on their online shop featuring an Astronomer who discovers new stars and planets with the telescope a Paleontologist who studies the origin of the dinosaurs and a Chemist that does experiments in the laboratory.
March 2014 could be the month you start stargazing – what a month to begin! Equally, you might already be a regular head-tilter, casting your gaze upwards and out beyond our own planet’s atmosphere. Whatever category you fall into – look up to the sky often and it’ll keep you happy, if not as mad as a March hare!
Go see Gravity in IMAX 3D! It’s breathtaking. Sandra Bullock is out-of-this-world sensational. Clooney is like a charming Buzz Lightyear.
Watching the sky this August could seriously make you go ‘wow’! From fascinating clouds during the day, to scintilating stars and the Persied Meteor Shower at night.
Thinking of taking advantage of the dark skies now that it’s November? Great! Get out there and gaze upwards – how many of the millions of stars will you be able to see?
The brilliant colours that light up the sky on Fireworks Night don’t come about by accident. There’s a whole stack of science behind those brilliant blues, sensational silvers, and resplendent reds.
Stuntman, Felix Baumgartner became the first human projectile to break the sound barrier on Sunday 14th October, after he jumped from a helium balloon over 36,580 m (24 miles) above the surface of the Earth (the highest ever sky dive). But, what does breaking the sound barrier actually mean?
Preparing for a demo using liquid nitrogen and water.
Be sure to look up this August for one of the highlight’s of the astronomy calendar.