‘A vast telescope will create a movie of the universe’

On the night before Sian’s mother died we were talking with her about all sorts of stuff. I brought into the conversation Catherine Heymans who had recently been appointed as … Continue reading ‘A vast telescope will create a movie of the universe’

‘Change here for Blairgowrie’

John Robertson [1830-1920]. Like his Angus compatriot, Rashiebog, I would loved to hae nattered awa’ wi him aboot a’ the planets, comets an stars!

The Lass o’ the Lecht

28 May 2021. ‘Hale Bopp’,  the ‘Pawky Duchess of Lost’ and Peter, travelled north to visit the ‘lass o’ the lecht’:

“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”