26 March 2012

BRIGHTON AND THE SKY



Red Earth sunset
Blue Martian sunset


Venus, the Moon and Jupiter overlooking the burnt pier
Waxing crescent Moon with Venus upper left and Jupiter bottom right.



25 March 2012

VENUS, JUPITER AND MARS

Venus (top left) and Jupiter (left of Moon)

Earthshine on a waxing crescent Moon

Leo and pink Mars

Closeup of Mars

18 March 2012

THE ROG AT THE BIG BANG FAIR, NEC

50 000 kids attended the Big Bang Science and Engineering fair in Birmingham this year. We delivered ‘Robots on Mars’ workshop to groups of varying levels and ages; performed ‘Halley’s New Horizons’ to school groups and families including making a comet; talked to the public at our stand ‘Future Worlds’ which involved helping under 10s make a space probe; demonstrating the transit technique for finding exoplanets and introducing citizen science Zooniverse online project, Planethunters; taking kids on a tour of the Solar System using Celestia. 


Big Bang Fair

13 March 2012

ROBOTS ON MARS, BIG BANG FAIR


Our models of 4 Mars rovers: Phoenix, Opportunity, Pathfinder and Curiosity (due to land on Mars 6th August 2012) for the 'Robots on Mars' workshop designed for the Big Bang science fair at the NEC, Birmingham.