Read Duncan Lunan’s review of this fascinating book redressing the omissions in Scientific discovery
Spacecraft, by #Jupiter
Duncan Lunan recounts the history of space exploration to Jupiter right up to today and the JUICE mission
Space Notes: Howlers that Weren’t
“Jeff Hawke began as a squadron leader, an RAF test pilot sent up to investigate a UFO over southern England “
The Sky Above You – April 2023
The Lyrid meteor shower from the 1861 Comet Thatcher (not due back till 2283) peak on the night of 22nd-23rd April, and as the Moon sets early in the night there’s a better chance of seeing them.
Space Notes: Art, Poetry and Music
“In April 1990, during Glasgow’s year as European City of Culture, the 90s Gallery in Otago Street marked the 29th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight in space with an exhibition by the Scottish space artists Ed Buckley and Tom Campbell from Glasgow “
Space Notes: Scottish SF Writers
“In the 1940s and 50s the first flowering of Scottish space fiction was on radio, with young adult fiction by John Keir Cross from Carluke (The Angry Planet, Return to Mars) and Angus MacVicar from Campbeltown, two of whose Lost Planet serials also made it to television”
Spiral Galaxies, Gravitational Lensing & Galaxy Mergers
“With these first observations, we have just barely scratched the surface of what is to come with the completion of this program, next year.” – Santosh Harish, a postdoctoral research associate at RIT.
Space Notes: Scottish Space Writers
A full list of nonfiction on astronomy and spaceflight by Scottish writers would be a major undertaking.
Tracing the Story of Water in our Solar System
New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have provided the first confirmation that the water in our Solar System may come from the same place as the water in disks surrounding protostars elsewhere in the Universe: the interstellar medium. Image credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Space Notes: Solar System Exploration
In 1978 NASA was investigating the environment around the Earth’s orbit with Pioneer 6, 7, 8 and 9