Space, Spaceflight

The Artemis Generation

50 years ago, the world was awestruck as the space race fuelled innovation at a speed not yet seen before, resulting in the first human setting foot on the moon just a decade after the first satellite was launched! But as the cold war and  threat of nuclear attack fizzled out with the fading US-Russia… Continue reading The Artemis Generation

SciComm, Space, Spectacular Scientists

Representation Matters: 10 Black Astronauts you should know

Space has a diversity problem. Over 90% of NASA's astronauts are white. Only 4% are black- that's less than 20 people! Other major space agencies, like CSA, ESA and Roscosmos, are similarly lacking in representation. Thankfully, it is improving, with 25% of NASA's active astronauts being people of colour. Its a move in the right… Continue reading Representation Matters: 10 Black Astronauts you should know

Space, Stargazing

The Patterns in the Sky

How does constellation mythology change through cultures? My favourite constellations are Leo, Gemini, Orion and Ursa Major… basically the major constellations of the Northern Sky! It’s amazing how we can look up at the sky and see patterns. Ever since the beginning of humankind, people have made up stories to explain what they see in… Continue reading The Patterns in the Sky

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Why Science needs Women

February 11th was the International Day for Women and Girls in Stem (wow that’s a mouthful to say!). But why is this day so important? Why isn’t it just STEM day? It’s because last year, only 8,000 girls took A-Level physics, but over THREE TIMES as many boys did. (sciencefocus.com) It’s because Women make up… Continue reading Why Science needs Women