Today was another gym day, and a gym day means another podcast. This time, it was the turn of The Rest is History, a history podcast presented by Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland. The episode I had on today was the third in a four part series about Christopher Columbus. As is usual with the … Continue reading Don’t touch anything!
Reach for the stars?
At the time of writing, nearly 5000 planets have been discovered outside of our solar system (so called exoplanets), an incredible achievement given just 30 years ago we knew of none. If we consider only planets which could potentially contain life (orbiting their parent star in the so called Goldilocks Zone), then it is estimated … Continue reading Reach for the stars?
Life Jim, but not WHERE we know it
I had planned to spend today sanding a table we have been gifted (more on that later in the week I hope), but at 4pm I found myself sat in my kitchen watching a live press briefing from the Royal Astronomical Society. Usually, this would be a rather dry affair, if a live press briefing … Continue reading Life Jim, but not WHERE we know it