Look to Orion!

Tonight, the sky lights up again for another major meteor shower (it did last night as well, but I was able to post for that, sorry, I’ll do better, I promise!). This meteor shower won’t be as bright or have as many meteors as the last one, but it was cloudy then anyway, so who … More Look to Orion!

A good moon rising?

Tonight, between 6 and 10 pm (GMT), prepare yourself for the moderate spectacle and minor astonishment of a partial lunar eclipse. Not only that, but nature brings this mildly amusing side-line/potentially disappointing little brother of the total solar eclipse, to a Harvest Moon. Which, sounds really cool and pagan, and looks kind of pretty I suppose, a … More A good moon rising?

Marvels of Science

The internet loves a countdown! And who am I to deny them that? The internet also loves superheroes, and I can oblige there too. I love science, and this is my blog, so I get to pick what goes in it. I also love the movies. Unfortunately, these two passions, like fat and water, aren’t … More Marvels of Science

Shooting Star Gazer

Here’s the good news. Every year, on the same night, give our take a leap year, something magical happens… Our world, the Earth, is hurtling at ridiculous speeds through space around its star, the Sun. Space is mostly empty, of course, that’s what makes it space. But around the 12th of August every year, space … More Shooting Star Gazer