Science

Photography, Science

Saturn – Farewell Cassini

Farewell Cassini. You have been wonderful! On Friday, just ahead of Cassini finally burning up in the atmosphere of Saturn as the probe...

Radio, Science, TV

Hans Rosling – Forming His World View on Facts; Not Feelings

In my recent RAJAR piece, I made reference to the sad news that Professor Hans Rosling had died. Rosling was a Swedish professor of global...

Science

Ada Lovelace and the Cosmonauts

Come on. Admit it! This sounds like some kind of awesome steampunk mashup – perhaps a graphic novel. Actually it refers to two...

Science, TV

Horizon

This year BBC2 is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and as part of those celebrations, its long running science programme, Horizon, is also...

Science, TV

The Future of The Sky at Night

In the last day or so, there’s suddenly been a bit of press speculation about the future of The Sky at Night – the BBC’s...

Photography, Science

A Fruitless Early Morning

The alarm was set for 4.00am. I’d bought some Baader solar paper. I’d made a solar filter for my camera, essentially following...

Science

James Burke

If you’re old enough, you might know who James Burke is. He was the presenter of a TV series that had an enormous impact on me as a...

Photography, Science

ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is very visible at the moment, appearing as an often very bright, yet very fast-moving star. Taking...

Science

Yuri Gagarin

On April 12th it will have been 50 years since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in outer space. There are a fair few...

Films, Music, Science

2001: A Space Odyssey – Live at the Royal Festival Hall and the See Further Festival

2010 is the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. We’ve had a special series of In Our Time earlier in the year, the president of...