I was lucky enough to accompany photographer Sam King, Digital Reef Photography, to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in London on 12th September. Organised by BBC Sky at Night and the Royal Greenwich Museum, and sponsored by Insight Investment, the competition is renowned across the globe. Photographers from different parts of the world … Continue reading Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Competition and Annie Maunder
What comes to mind when you first think of Space Travel? "Punch it, Chewie"? Or maybe, "Engage warp drive, Mr Sulu"? How about "Helm, Warp One Engage!"? How many of us have dreamed about being on board of the USS Enterprise or the Millennium Falcon? Sci-fi films and literature have undoubtedly shaped us and have … Continue reading Space: The Final Frontier
Astronomy is the oldest science and it shouldn't come as a surprise that celestial navigation dates back to Homer's Odyssey. Sailors would use the Sun during the day to find true north, the constellations at night to find direction, and a tool called a sextant. You have probably heard of it as it's been around … Continue reading Find your way using the stars
Are you looking forward to the summer night sky? Whether you are planning a camping trip, live nearby the beach or enjoy going stargazing, the night sky has a lot to offer. Perhaps, one of the most recognisable objects in the summer night sky is the Summer Triangle and it definitely steals the show for … Continue reading Summer Night Sky
Visiting Kielder The astronomical observatory in Kielder has been on my list of places to visit ever since I moved to the UK and it only took me three and a half years to go there. The observatory is located in Northumberland, England, one of the darkest places in the UK, and it recently celebrated … Continue reading A Universe Full of Stars – One Universe or Many?
I find it difficult to write about myself. It is much easier to select a topic, gather information and write about something objectively. Dark Matter, Antimatter, Dark Energy, The Universe, I will take that any day of the week. However, as I have learned recently, it is good and healthy to get out of your … Continue reading Confessions of an astroholic
That's one small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind. - Neil Armstrong Till this day, Neil Armstrong's words continue to echo in time, reminding us of how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. His step was physical, the leap was imaginary, and somehow it feels that we … Continue reading The Apollo Program