‘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!

“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”

something already in the past

This wonderful photograph of a Chestnut tree in the South Downs featured in the Scotsman, 16 February 2021. I have superimposed onto this image the words of Kathleen Jamie from … Continue reading something already in the past