Category Archives: Space & Astronomy

WorldWide Telescope

Microsoft Research have produced a cool tool called WorldWide Telescope. If astronomy is remotely of interest, take a look at www.worldwidetelescope.org . I’ve hooked my laptop up to the TV and taken my daughter on some of the tours that people have created. If you have a guided scope, it also supports ASCOM for slewing to […]

Want to name an interstellar dust particle after the kids?

Check Stardust@Home http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/about.php where you can help find the interstellar dust particles returned with the Stardust spacecraft. It could be a bit “above-and-beyond” undertaking this activity in order to name it after your kids… but if you’ve enjoyed sending your name into space etc, donating a little bit of your time could be a nice way to put something small back. […]