Early on the morning of 14th December 1972, Eugene Cernan climbed back into the Apollo 17 capsule and concluded the last EVA (spacewalk) of the Apollo program. With the 50th anniversary of this event approaching in December, Cernan still holds the record for the last human to walk on the Moon. This is all about … Continue reading Artemis – The Return to the Moon
For millennia, the Moon has been a constant sight in the night sky. Even dinosaurs, that last roamed the Earth 66 million years ago would have grazed by the light of the Moon. However there was a time before the Moon and this raises a question. How did the Moon come to be here? The … Continue reading How did the Moon form?
The Moon is our closest neighbour and only natural satellite. It is probably one of the most obvious astronomical objects when it is in the sky. The Moon has been very important in human culture through the years but is also vital to life on Earth. It remains the only body outside of Earth, which … Continue reading The Moon
Many of us have gone outside and wondered about the night sky but how can you get the best out of that experience? You don't need a lot of equipment to enjoy the night sky. This post will give you some tips to get started with star gazing. The night sky including the milky way. … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Star Gazing
Last week, the latest NASA mission to Mars, the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover, launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Over the next 7 months, the rover will make its way to the Red Planet. It will land in Jezero crater on 18th February 2021. The mission is known as Mars 2020, due to … Continue reading Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover
In my first post, I'm going to explain the phases of the Moon and how you can demonstrate them yourself at home. Over the course of about a month (29.5 days to be exact) the Moon orbits around the Earth and as it does it shows different "phases" but what causes these phases? If we … Continue reading Moon Phases