Tagged: KiwiSpace

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

Kiwimars 2012: Kiwis doing what Kiwis should - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 25, 2012

An example of Kiwis participating in the sort of forward-thinking science that we need to attract  and retain talent in New Zealand is the 2012 Kiwimars crew. Supported by the ‘Kiwispace Foundation‘, Kiwimars is a 2 week expedition where 4 New Zealanders (and 2 Australians) travel to NASA’s Mars Desert Research Station in the … Read More

“Just So Science” – How the Kiwi reached the Edge of Space - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 14, 2011

Well, Tuesday 12th April 2011 is a day that will live on in infamy…. as the spectacular launch of the Kiwispace Foundation, and possibly for a few other reasons. Celebrations at both Stardome in Auckland and Carter Observatory, ostensibly to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s achievement of the first human spaceflight, went off without a hitch. Carter was … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Butterfly that Stamped - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 12, 2011

I wanted to use my first post to welcome one of our national symbols to the folds of nanoscience! Say hello to Eudyptula minor, Korora in Maori or the Little Blue Penguin to its friends. Little Blue Penguin These quirky little critters have just been shown, by a group from Yale and Akron Universities (sadly without any Kiwi institutions contributing), … Read More