The International Space Station at 20

This week marks the 20th anniversary since the International Space Station was first inhabited. Let's take a look at what it is and what happens there. The International Space Station is an orbiting space station and laboratory. It was built and is operated by an international consortium of space agencies. The five agencies involved are … Continue reading The International Space Station at 20

Citizen Science

Citizen Science is the term used to describe science conducted by amateurs. In the past all scientists were amateurs. Science was often the hobby of gentlemen scientists who funded their own research. For example Charles Darwin was born into a wealthy family. Nowadays most scientists are professionals. Employed mostly by universities and other research institutes … Continue reading Citizen Science