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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Air Force to Launch Missile-Warning Satellite Friday: Watch It Live
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the SBIRS Geo-3 missile-detection satellite for the U.S. military Friday (Jan. 20) at 7:42 p.m. EST (0042 GMT on Jan. 21). Here's how to watch it live.
Pluto 'Landing' In Color Created From New Horizons' Imagery | Video
Over 100 images from NASA New Horizons mission, which flew within 7,800 miles (12,500 km) of the icy dwarf, were used to simulate the descent seen here.
WATCH LIVE FRIDAY: Air Force Launching Missile-Detecting Satellite @ 7:42 pm ET
The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS Geo-3 satellite is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Friday (Jan. 20) at 7:42 p.m. EST (0042 GMT on Jan. 21). Watch the liftoff live here at, courtesy of ULA.
2016 Was Earth's Hottest Year on Record, and Humans Are to Blame
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2016 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in 1880.
Launch Photos: SBIRS Geo-3 Missile-Warning Satellite Lifts Off
The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS Geo-3 missile-detection satellite is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19, 2017. See photos of the satellite and its liftoff here.
Forecasting the Future is Becoming Big Business for Sci-Fi
More policy experts are using science fiction to spice up doom-and-gloom reports of the world's future.
Extreme Astronomy Unlocks Cosmic Secrets From the South Pole
The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter.
Solar Storm Blackout Could Cost the US $42 Billion Per Day
And the highest economic fallout would impact regions outside the blackout zone.
Microbes Could Survive Thin Air of Mars
Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, a new study finds.
Many Questions, Few Answers When it Comes to Space Traffic Management, Experts Say
With an ever growing number of countries and corporations launching satellites into orbit, there's never been a greater need for thorough tracking of objects in space, but many questions need to be answered first, according to a panel of experts.
Some NASA Transition Team Members to Remain After Inauguration
The man who will soon become the acting administrator of NASA said he expects some members of the incoming Trump administration's landing team to stay on at the agency after the inauguration.
'Mission Mars' Exhibit Brings Red Planet Exploration to Space Center Houston
NASA's ambition to send astronauts to Mars comes alive in an interactive exhibit opening at Space Center Houston. The new "Mission Mars" exhibit invites guests to step onto Mars at the official visitor center for the Johnson Space Center in Texas.
These SpaceX Rocket Landing Photos Are Simply Jaw-Dropping
If you needed any more proof that SpaceX is back after last weekend's successful rocket launch, look no more.
'The Space Between Us' Is Mars-Earth Love Story | Featurette Video
An online relationship between 16-year-old Gardner (Asa Butterfield) and Tulsa (Britt Robertson) buds into a romance across two worlds. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the film. It premieres on February 3, 2017.
Cosmic Whodunit: Gas Stripping May Be Killing Galaxies
What's causing so many galaxies in the universe to die before their time? A new study suggests star-forming gas is stripped out of even more galaxies than previously thought.
ICYMI: 'The Bachelor' Went Zero G This Week
It's always exciting to see space and pop culture collide, and that's just what happened Monday night (Jan. 16) when "The Bachelor" took a couple on a weightless date.
NASA to Talk Pluto & Beyond on Facebook Today: Watch Live
NASA's New Horizons team is hosting a live webcast today at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) to discuss the historic Pluto flyby and tantalizing adventures that lie ahead.
Image of the Day
French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped this gorgeous photo of Italy by night from the International Space Station.
Moon Meets Jupiter and Bright Star Before Dawn on Thursday
The moon, Jupiter and the bright star Spica are going to perform a celestial display before dawn on Thursday, Jan. 19. Here's how to see them.
'Star Trek: Discovery' Delayed, Classic Character Re-Cast
'Star Trek: Discovery' has been delayed again.
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