The History of Spaceflight - Quiz

In the wake of SpaceX’s successful launch of two astronauts going to space, Donald Trump aiming to have US astronauts set up a base on the moon with the next few years and, of course, the Netflix sensation ‘Space Force’, there has been a renewed interest in spaceflight.…

A Brief History of Maps

We pay homage to the many giants whose shoulders we stand upon. Without accurately mapping the earth, it would be impossible to connect the stars with a location. This was, in fact, the same reason that the very first giant of cartography wanted to start mapping the world.…

Who are the Greek gods of the Planets?

Many of the planets, as with many of the months, take their name from Roman gods and leaders. ‘July’, for example, is a shortening of ‘Julius’, as in Julius Caesar. Similarly, ‘August’ is named in honor of Augustus Caesar (also known as Octavian) who became emperor of ancient Rome…

The Infinite Wonders of the Universe

We may be feeling the pinch of the walls and the frustrating checks on our freedom - but there is infinity in our backyard. Let’s just dwell on some of the heart-achingly beautiful observations about the starry sky and our universe.…