Geminid meteor shower; Jupiter and Aldebaron dancing; the ‘end of the world’ and the December solstice – can the month get any more exciting for skygazers!? Continue reading
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.
October already and stargazers will be chomping at the bit to get out and view the night sky as it gets darker earlier.
It’s been a long held notion that the vast majority of the stuff making up the long strands of our DNA is ‘junk’ and only small chunks of deeply buried code contribute to making us who we are.
It’s September and you’re no doubt itching to get out and look at the wonders of the night sky.
The night’s are fair drawin’ in, so cyclists will soon be turning to their dynamos to ensure they keep safe on the road and can see where all those pesky potholes are!
“Beans, beans, the musical food, the more you eat the more you toot!” goes the well-known children’s tune.