Black holes are some of the most enigmatic objects in science. They have proved that science fact, is sometimes stranger than science fiction. Black holes are the super heavy remains of dead stars. They lurk everywhere, from the centre of galaxies right down to particle collisions in the centre of the CERN super-collider (never fear, … Continue reading Photographing Monsters In The Night
So last month I wrote about how I would be attending the launch of the Sentinel-2b satellite. Well, here we are now, after the event, and what an amazing event it was! So many fantastic memories, and amazing people. Setting Off: I left England early on the morning of Sunday 5th, on what I can … Continue reading Sentinel2go!
At 01:49 GMT on March 6th 2017, the second of the Sentinel-2 satellites will blast off from the European Space Agencies launch site at Kourou, French Guiana atop a Vega rocket. I, along with a handful of other space-mad representatives from over 47 countries will be watching the launch live from ESA's Space Operations Centre, in … Continue reading #Sentinel2go
Coming to the end of 2016, I thought I would use my last post of the year, to reflect on some of the amazing physics and space/astronomy stories that have infused this year with so much excitement and intrigue. From the confirmation of the detection of gravitational waves (100 years after the famous general relativity … Continue reading 2016 – A Year of Science.