Tagged: life

Astronomy: A Voyage of Discovery - Micro to Macro

Ryan Ridden Feb 09, 2016

Astronomy is a subject of exploration. In an age where the Earth has been charted from the Old World to the New, it almost seems like the age of great voyages of exploration and discovery have long passed. That stands true as long as you don’t look up at night. On a clear night it becomes painfully clear there is much … Read More

Kiwimars Science:Water, water everywhere – but not a drop to drink! - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge May 06, 2012

Evidence of water-erosion on the martian surface As interesting as the martian atmosphere is, there’s one compound that’s presence is probably more important than all the others combined: water. Whilst some early astronomers convinced themselves they saw vast canal systems on the martian surface, it wasn’t till Mariner 9 reached the red planet in 1971 that direct evidence of the … Read More

TOSP Episode 18: January 23rd 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 24, 2012

Hello and welcome, once again, to another episode of TOSP. This week was anniversary weekend in Wellington, so Elf and aimee recorded the ‘cast on Monday instead of Sunday.  Because it was, well, a long weekend 🙂 And what an interesting ‘cast we think it is!  This week, we feature viewing the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, … Read More

“Just So Science” – Complex Star Dust - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Nov 09, 2011

Finally getting around to reading Carl Sagan’s magnificent book, ‘Cosmos’, has had the rather wonderful effect of helping re-focus my attention from the worrying political ranting that goes hand-in-hand with every election, and turn once again my attention to the stars. I find it quite amazing just how distracting society and life down here can be, and the wonderful clarity … Read More

Can Our Fantasy Life Affect Our Perceptions of Real Life? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Apr 16, 2010

Recently there’s been a television promotional advertisement that really bugs me. It shows a man watching events appearing before his eyes and has a voice-over that says something to the effect of “When you look back on your life are you going to see a life filled with interesting people and excitement?” and when is [...] … Read More