Jean Recognises Orion!

February 28th, 2009

My Dad came back perplexed from the Pre-school with my little girl and announced that she had been going on about Orion flying in the sky. It was actaully patchy cloud and I realised that she was talking about the constellation and not another child from Pre-school and said (mistakenly as it turned out), ‘but […]

Got my Moon Rock

February 26th, 2009

I arrived a bit earlier than I had anticipated but still not early enough to go to the APEX talk which was a shame. I met Hillary, Andy and an Undergraduate who is going to do another meteorite project. We then went down to the planetary Suite to meet up with Katie who has the […]

Making a Planisphere

February 26th, 2009

I thought I’d just bring to your attention the post I have on Salaric Craft which shows how I made planispheres with my scout group.

The Moon a Geologists Tale

February 19th, 2009

This was my first lecture on my course last year – this write up origonally appeared on my personal blog with lots of excess geology ramblings in it!  It starts with me being almost late – ok well I was! After double checking everything I was almost late as I was drinking tea and reading my […]

Deep Stuff

February 12th, 2009

Last year I went to the first of the departmental research seminars at UCL – a version of this origonally appeared on my personal blog it was by Lars Strixrude and was on an area I basically knew nothing about. It was called Minerals to Mantles: The Planetary Mosaic. There was alot of stuff in this […]

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 […]