Tags: Mars

Curiosity, a trilogy

This was a piece I wrote in August for the recently published November/December 2012 issue of the Popular Astronomy Magazine. Each planet has its own story to tell, a history of how it became what it is today. The Grand

Curiouser and Curiouser

Today has been a pretty monumental day for science. At around 06.30 (BST) NASA had their own Higgs-like event: the Curiosity Rover was safely guided to the surface of the planet Mars, and the world celebrated with the scientists who

Partying with the Stars

When you think of L.A. and Hollywood, you think of movie stars, singers, producers, and all the glamour that surrounds it. But once a month, when there is a New Moon in Los Angeles, the L.A. Astronomy Society (L. A.