On Monday 11th November, something exciting will happen: Mercury will pass between Earth and the Sun. This is known as 'transit' and it is exciting for two reasons. First, the planet will be visible for about 5 ½ hours against the backdrop of the Sun. Second, this sort of event is rare: the last time… Continue reading How to view the transit of Mercury
If you follow any book lovers on social media, you've probably already heard about Non-Fiction November. The idea is pretty self-explanatory: for the month of November, read only non-fiction! For many people, this is nothing new, but if you're usually a fiction fiend then this is a great challenge to get you reading something different.… Continue reading 7 recommendations for Non-Fiction November
A few months ago I read Nicky Jenner's excellent book 4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars. It's a detailed look at all aspects of the red planet, including the science and history of the place, the missions we have sent to visit and stay, the planet's influence on pop culture and our future… Continue reading Interview with science writer Nicky Jenner
You may or may not know that I am studying for a second degree. I also have a full-time job as a freelance editor, which means I'm studying in my spare time. If all goes well, it should take me 6 years to complete my degree. If your first question is, 'How on earth do… Continue reading How to study in your spare time
In light of the first ever picture of a black hole being released, it seems that space is is a bit of a hot topic at the moment - and that suits me! So I thought I'd jump on this bandwagon and share with you four of my favourite space facts 🙂 1. There is a library… Continue reading 4 cool space facts!