Salutations fellow Astrogeeks, Sad news this week as it comes to our attention that ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetre/sub-millimetre Array) is now closed for business for the unforeseeable future, this comes from a recent labour dispute with the observatory workers performing strike action; this is the problem when Science and politics collide, no matter how big […]Read More Poor ALMA is all alone
Conducting Astronomical research at a distance is a significant hurdle, at the moment all we can do is review the current literatureRead More Conducting Astronomical Research at a Distance
Hello to all of you astrogeeks, Well, this is me (above), despite not being a pretty sight it’s still me and I’d not change me for anyone. Why? Because I so happen to study and love a subject close to my heart, of course it’s Astronomy, not only the observing side but the physics too, […]Read More Life of an Astronomy Student
Hello fellow Astrogeeks and enthusiasts, Sorry to bombard you with politics, but this is politics of the Sciencey, Physicisy kind, the Open University (the very University I study Astronomy at) teaches Astronomy and Physics to an undergraduate level, as well as this it has a lot of PhD research projects in Astronomy itself, despite the support […]Read More Petition to the Open University for a Masters in Astrophysics/Astronomy
Hello all Astro enthusiasts, You may have all heard the sad news of NASA’s Kepler space-based telescope encountering a failure in one of its reaction wheels back in May, well, despite after months of attempted recovery of the telescope NASA has sadly had to ‘call it a day’ and give up any hope of this […]Read More NASA’s Kepler is now lost forever…
Well, I’ve been procrastinating in bed, trying to sleep, trying to take mind off some puzzling q’ns that arise within cosmology mainly. Mainly to the determined cosmologists insisting the existence of dark matter, to me it’s merely inferred from a rather abstract idea. What if the galaxy rotation curves for example are the product of […]Read More When Astronomy makes you feel small!
Hi all, First of all, welcome to this new blog page. At the moment it’s rather bare, but not to worry as I hope to fill it up over time with as much Astro related goodness as possible. Whether it is reviewing new papers/letters/articles in a professional stance, giving tips and advice on observational techniques/telescopes […]Read More A Blog all about Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology!