“I’m going to discover something”

In introducing this book – about one of the brightest comets ever to pass by planet earth – the author Thomas Hockey, Professor of Astronomy, shares the origins of his … Continue reading “I’m going to discover something”


The day that Andrew was born I bought him a MERRYTHOUGHT teddy bear. We named this teddy ‘HALE BOPP’ as this comet was bright in the night sky as our … Continue reading MERRYTHOUGHT

Cosmic light and skeletons

John Herschel, 1792 – 1871, was an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer. Herschel’s Preliminary Discourse (1831), which advocated an inductive approach to scientific experiment and theory-building, … Continue reading Cosmic light and skeletons