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Sun Quakes and Solar Structure

February 5th, 2009

I had another really engaging lecture last year at uni – one that had me salivating for more and which has probably resulted in me alienating myself from the rest of the MRes group. The lecture was by Vincent Tong who it turns out has been at Imperial where I studied as an Undergraduate! First […]

Lunar Excitement!

February 2nd, 2009

After my dissapointment I had what was potentially another disappointment – I was informed that it wouldn’t be ok for two students to do the same project but then she said she might be able to do something that was more along my interests. So I sent off an email about micro-organism colonisation of impact […]

Cosmogenic Nuclides and Dating

January 29th, 2009

Last year I had really interesting lecture on this topic – this post is an altered version of what appears over on Snell-Pym– at first I thought I was going mad as it seemed to me that I had remembered fission track stuff incorrectly from my undergraduate but no it is a similar related technic […]

A Lunar Disappointment

January 26th, 2009

I had been umming and ahing about which project to choose for my MRes minni project. There was only one planetary option which involves re-calibrated data from Clementine and one of the other students is planetary and not even geology so it really is the only project she can do. I checked that you were […]


January 22nd, 2009

On the 9th of Febuary 2008 at approximatly 6:30 pm I spotted a strange fast and smooth moving star heading from approximatly west to east does anybody know what this was? I was wondering if it was some satallite or the International Space Station etc… It looked very much like when we saw the space […]

Showing the Stars to a 3 yr Old

January 21st, 2009

Me and my husband run a scout and cub group respectivily and this means we are coming home around 9 o’clock on Wednesdays, we live in the middle of no were and have nice dark clear skies. Tonight was a buetifully clear night and I took the oppertunity to show my little girl some constellations. […]

Launch Conference

January 15th, 2009

Today see’s the opening event of the International Year of Astronomy – the Launch Conference in France.  It is unfortunatly invite only – I wish I was there basically – I haven’t been to any confernces since the EANA 04 at the OU. The talks look interesting but I couldn’t find anything about media coverage. […]

Structure of Posts

January 8th, 2009

Ok the plan with this blog is that I am going to write little ‘articles’ on things I find interesting – they may be lectures I’ve been to in the past and may be present in some form on my personal blog.  Or I may just be bringing your attention to some space orientated craft […]

Happy New Year of Astronomy!

January 1st, 2009

2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, so I thought it was time to start getting into this old interest – I did try last year but we were having our house re-done after the floods the previous year, plus there has been some major domestic reshuffling due to the older members of our family […]