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 […]