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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Awesome Photos! The Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Pictures
In mid-December 2018, the 2018 Geminid meteor shower peaked in what was the best meteor shower of the year. See amazing photos of the 2018 Geminids in our photo gallery here.
NASA Lunar Orbiter Now Supporting Commercial and International Missions
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers.
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson Looks Ahead to Beginning Commercial SpaceShipTwo Flights
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company's belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year.
Meet OWL and HIBOU! Japan's Asteroid Hoppers Get New Names
Japan's pioneering Hayabusa2 asteroid hoppers have gotten new names.
How to See Ghostly Green Comet 46P/Wirtanen Fly by Earth This Weekend
You can expect a ghostly green blob to grow brighter in the sky near Orion in the coming days, as Comet 46P/Wirtanen makes its closest approach to the Earth in 20 years this weekend.
The Rubber Ducky Comet Blasted a Magnetic Path Through Space
Rosetta's comet sent a magnetic shock wave screaming out in front of it, blazing a trail through the stellar wind. And scientists just found it.
On This Day in Space! Dec. 15, 1612: Andromeda Galaxy Spotted by Telescope for the 1st Time
On Dec. 15, 1612, the Andromeda galaxy was seen through a telescope for the first time by a German astronomer named Simon Marius. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series!
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: It's Not Too Late to Catch a 'Shooting Star'!
The Geminid meteor shower has already peaked ? but you still have time to try to catch sight of what will likely be the best meteor shower of the year.
The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Virgin Galactic's Historic Space Trip Heralds a Coming Age of New US Human Spaceflight Leaps
Virgin Galactic just brought human spaceflight back to American soil after a seven-year hiatus ? and other private companies are poised to make some giant leaps of their own.
US Mint Marks 'First Strike' of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Curved Coins
The U.S. Mint has struck its initial coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Space Calendar 2018: Launches, Sky Events & More
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
This New Full-Length Trailer for 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Is Spock-tacular!
We get to see lots more of Spock in the new full-length trailer for "Star Trek: Discovery" Season 2 plus, we learn a little more about the so-called "red angel."
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It
The Geminid meteor shower peaks the night of Dec. 13-14. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment necessary).
Image of the Day
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko work outside the International Space Station to inspect a tiny hole that was discovered in a docked Soyuz crew capsule in August.
This Week's Top Space Stories!
NASA's InSight lander picks up the sounds of windy Mars, Voyager 2 travels into interstellar space and researchers estimate record-breaking levels of carbon emissions for 2018 in this week's top stories.
NASA's Voyager 2 Went Interstellar the Same Day a Solar Probe Touched the Sun
Call it a cosmic coincidence: Two probes launched four decades apart, traveled in opposite directions ? and ended up using similar instruments to gather milestone data on precisely the same day.
Early Universe 'Soup' Cooked Up in Weird Plasma Blobs
For the first split second after the Big Bang, the universe was nothing but an extremely hot "soup" of quarks and gluons ? subatomic particles that would become the building blocks of protons and neutrons.
'Smoking Gun' Planet: This Neptune-Size Alien World Is Evaporating in Record Time
A gaseous alien world is evaporating at a record rate, shedding considerable light on an exoplanet mystery, a new study reports.
See Mars Near the Moon in the Night Sky Tonight! Here's How.
The moon lights the way to the Red Planet tonight (Dec. 14) as the two objects make a close approach to each other in the evening sky.
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