Tagged: cosmology

Nothing is something - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 15, 2012

Lawrence Krauss’s most recent book A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing was released last week. It’s one I have been looking forward to and I downloaded the eBook version this last weekend. Some readers may … Continue reading → … Read More

A bit of Friday fun: the Galaxy Song - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 17, 2011

Monty Python, as is widely known, are the stuff of legend. And, because it’s Friday and one is allowed to let one’s hair/pants/whatever else down, I thought I’d post a little astronomical fun: the Galaxy Song, from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life*. Enjoy, and may your weekend be marvellous … Read More

Hawking’s grand design — lessons for apologists? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 05, 2010

I managed to get my own copy of  The Grand Design (co-authored by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow) the other day. Talk about luck. I was on one of my rare visits to the big smoke and inquired at Borders. … Continue reading → … Read More

Planck telescope's first full-sky image of the universe - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jul 06, 2010

A brief post, this, simply to alert everyone to this absolutely stunning image. The European Space Agency has a telescope called Planck.  This marvellous technological beastie was sent about a million miles into space in August last year and proceeded to take the next ten months or so scanning the sky. Read More

Avoiding grown-up discussion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 21, 2010

Cosmologist Sean Carroll has announced a break from blogging on Cosmic Variance. I picked up this news from Jerry Coyne‘s blog Why Evolution is True! (also the title of his book) (see Sean Carroll says goodbye). Like Jerry, I think that is a great pity. I find Sean Carroll’s blog posts interesting. I don’t necessarily [...] … Read More