Sound of Astronomy: Episode 2

It’s out. You can listen to it. And there is even better to come! Episode 1 had just released and there was already more work to do. We had some material left over and the beginnings of a script, but here I was with final exams looming, no immediate interviews coming up and a deadline… […]

Why #LGBTSTEMDay matters

Today is the first International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Usually, as a certified grumpy bisexual, I can be quite cynical that these things won’t be enough – that someone will reluctantly promote the day, consider it sufficient appeasement and then go right back to complaining about how gay people […]

Sound of Astronomy: Episode 1

Image credit: Georgine Burnett Back in January, I posted about some “exciting things” coming up in a few months. It’s now been more than a few months – we are almost halfway through 2018 – and one of the “exciting things” is nearly due. I’ve been commissioning and editing the news section for Popular Astronomy, […]

Crickets

Short post here; I don’t have the energy right now for a longer one. I’ve been looking at my output and, well, I’ve only written one actual article this month. It’s a shame, especially with so much wonderful space news having come out of the 231st American Astronomical Society Meeting, but I’ve got exams to […]

Goodbye, Cassini

In April, Cassini began its Grand Finale, a set of daring dives between Saturn’s rings and the planet itself. Come September 15, it will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, where it will keep transmitting data until its antenna can no longer keep locked onto Earth, over a billion kilometres away. Cassini has done so much science: […]