Last updated 03/09/2006
2 Sep 2006 A minor update just to remove some of the scripts I had been linking to that suddenly had started popping up nasty advertising on the page. Sorry about that everyone. Also, just to satisfy Ian: I still only have one head, and it still has hair on it.
24 Oct 2005 By popular (?) demand here's a quick update on what I'm doing now: I'm currently working for a city startup (how long can one justify calling it a startup?) called Columba Systems. I'm working with Chris and the office is just accross the road from Tammay and Richard.
Some time ago now, I did a Ph.D. with the Hot-Star Group at University College London. My main research interest is in the field of photospheric abundances in O stars, but my work to date has also included a study of rotational velocities of O and B stars. A CD version of my thesis is available upon request.
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SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018
SpaceX, the private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, will launch two paying customers on a week-long trip around the moon and back to Earth in 2018.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)
On Aug. 21, 2017, American skywatchers will be treated to a rare and spectacular celestial show ? the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades. Here's what to look for.
Ultraluminous Object Is Brightest and Farthest Neutron Star Ever Discovered
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Saturn's Mysterious Hexagon Gets a Close-Up in New Cassini Photo
Saturn's north pole sits smack-dab in the center of a strange, six-sided structure that scientists don't quite understand, and a new photo shines the spotlight on this mysterious feature.
Historic Supernova Explosion Still Shines Bright After 30 Years
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WATCH LIVE NOW: Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop
NASA is hosting a live-streamed community workshop today to discuss its long-range vision for the Planetary Science Division as part of its Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop.
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Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More
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Image of the Day
NASA launched a Black Brant IX sounding rocket straight toward the northern lights early Wednesday (Feb. 22). It was the first of two rockets that will study the structure of auroras using an instrument called ISINGLASS.
Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?
The New Horizons probe that flew by Pluto in 2015 sent back data suggesting this icy world possesses organics, water and energy, or what scientists consider the necessary ingredients for life.
What's That On Pluto? Official Names Near for Dwarf Planet Geography
Pluto's famous heart-shaped feature is on the road to getting an official name, nearly two years after its discovery.
Nearby Comet Has a Big Heart, Radar Reveals
A rare opportunity to study a comet using radar technology has yielded new measurements of this traveling space rock's size, shape, geology and rotation rate.
Apollo 11 Spacecraft Tags Land on 'Antiques Roadshow' for Appraisal
Only days after the Smithsonian announced its national tour for Columbia, the spacecraft that flew the first men to walk on the moon, two rare artifacts off the Apollo 11 command module have turned up at a different type of roadshow: "Antiques Roadshow."
Oscars Honor Real-Life NASA Hero Katherine Johnson, But Pass On 'Hidden Figures'
The stars of "Hidden Figures," the 20th Century Fox film about NASA's early African American mathematicians, took to the stage at the Academy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 26) to pay homage to the real-life "human computer" Katherine Johnson.
Trump's Departing NASA Liaison Urges Careful Vetting of Crewed Test Flight Idea
The Trump administration's liaison to NASA, Greg Autry, is leaving his post. He urges careful study of an idea to launch astronauts on the first test flight of agency's Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule.
Moon Blocks (Most of) the Sun in 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse
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Skywatching Webcasts: Slooh 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse Show
The online astronomy service Slooh will provide a live webcast of the annular solar eclipse of Sunday, Feb. 26, and you can watch it live here, courtesy of Slooh.
NASA to Turn Over Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag to Auction Winner, Per Court Order
NASA, following a court order, will hand over a lunar sample bag to an Illinois woman who purchased the artifact at auction. The court's finding brings to an end an almost two-year dispute.
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