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This is my entry to the ESA (European Space Agency) art competition Create Your Space. If you like it you have until the beginning of February (2011) to vote for it. You vote by liking my comment on the ESA image on their Facebook page – here is the link you’ll need to tell you […]

Of ET, Astrobiology and Arsenic

December 3rd, 2010

Pandemonium broke out that NASA had found alien life – this then slowly turned into new type of life on Earth. Being in love with extremophiles and loving the concept of alternative life chemistries I found myself scratching around for more information. The reports I was seeing was saying the microbial life form was interesting […]


April 23rd, 2009

Every April from about the 16th to the 26th there is a meteor shower – it appears to come from the constellation of Lyra hence the name. They peak on the 22nd and the morning of the 23rd so though I only found out about them yesturday I decided to try and look for some […]

Fun Exhibitions

April 16th, 2009

As part of the International Year of Astronomy there are a number of art exhibitions being held around the Uk. At least on of these is due to end this month – they look fun and I’m hoping to get a chance to see some of them :/ The events are listed here.

The University of Hertfordshire is running events for the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science on the 20th-23rd of April 2009. The itinery looks great but unfortunatly I’m going to be to busy to go 🙁 Late registration is possible until the 16th of April so its not too late for anyone who’s interested […]

100 Hours of Astronomy

April 2nd, 2009

Starting today and continueing all week end there will be one hundred hours of continuous astronomy this weekend. This is a global event using 80 telescopes and is like the project for the International Year of Astronomy and as we are having a party at which one astrophysicist and 2 planetary scientists are attending I […]

Today I went into the lab once more and place the lunar sample into the machine – this time instead of blasting it with x-rays to get element maps I was picking out specific points to hit with an electron beam and see what they are made off. First off we picked a selection of […]

A freind of mine posted this link which is an artical/post on the Official Google blog on Twitter.  It is a vedeo showing Google Mars with an historical overlay on it showing the works of Giovanni Schiaparelli. This is to celebrate his 174th birthday – this guy observed Mars through a telescope and drew maps of […]

Today is Ada Lovelace Day and the idea is to blog about women in technology who you admire or who have inspired you. I have chosen the Cosmochemist/planetary scientist/meteoriticist Monica Grady who is currently based at the Open University but she inspired me when I met her at the natural history museum where she was […]

Analysing the Moon Rock

March 19th, 2009

Friday saw me once again wending my weary way to London. This time I was going in to carbon coat my lunar meteorite thin section and put it in the machine to make X-ray maps of specific elements. I felt very nervous as I hadnt done anywhere near the amount of reading I had ment […]