A Beginner’s Guide to Star Gazing

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. Before you step outside one of theContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Star Gazing”

How to see Noctilucent clouds

Noctilucent Clouds, or NCLs for short, are the highest forming clouds on Earth. They form at the very edge of Space, over 80km from the ground. They are very strange and mysterious clouds for a number of reasons. They only form in a band between 50 degrees and 70 degrees north or south of theContinue reading “How to see Noctilucent clouds”

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 institutesContinue reading “Citizen Science”