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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New Star Trek TV Series Beams Up Bryan Fuller as Co-Creator
Move over, Kirk, "Star Trek" has a new captain now. CBS Studios has tapped "Hannibal" creator Bryan Fuller - a veteran Trek writer - as a co-creator for its new Trek TV series launching in 2017.
LISTEN LIVE @ 5 pm ET: The State of NASA's 2017 Budget
At 5 p.m. ET today (Feb. 9), NASA Chief Financial Officer David Radzanowski will brief media on the agency?s 2017 budget proposal during a teleconference.
SES: We Plan Feb. 24 SpaceX Launch of SES-9 Satellite
Satellite fleet operator SES on Feb. 8 said it is targeting Feb. 24 for the launch of its SES-9 telecommunications satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full-Thrust rocket, a launch that has been repeatedly delayed since September.
NASA Employees 'Welcome' You To The Space Agency | Video
A brief explanation of what NASA does and how they do it. Part of the 2017 NASA budget release.
White House Proposes $19 Billion NASA Budget
The Obama Administration's final budget request, released Feb. 9, offers $19 billion for NASA in fiscal year 2017, a decrease of $300 million from the agency?s final 2016 budget.
North Korean Satellite Said to Be Tumbling in Orbit
Tuesday's briefing begins with a report that the North Korean satellite launched over the weekend is tumbling in orbit.
Could a Meteorite Really Have Killed a Bus Driver in India?
Even though we are aware of the inevitability of death, we don't expect it to literally strike out of an empty sky.
Hundreds of Hidden Galaxies Glimpsed Behind Milky Way (Video)
A new telescope view has revealed hundreds of galaxies that were previously obscured by the Milky Way's bulk.
Radio Telescope Reveals Hundreds Of Hidden Galaxies Behind Milky Way's Haze | Video
Australia?s Parkes radio telescope looked through the dust and gas of our Milky Way galaxy to observe 883 galaxies, ?a third of which had never been seen before," according to the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).
NASA's $19 Billion 2017 Budget Request: A Summary
President Barack Obama is unveiling his budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year today and it includes a $19 billion request for NASA, down from the $19.3 billion enacted for 2016.
Lightning's Dance With Airglow Seen From Space | Time-Lapse Video
Orbiting aboard the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Tim Peake captured flashes of lightning while passing from North Africa, across Turkey and over Russia.
US Missile Defense Agency Claims Success in Non-Intercept Test
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said it held a successful flight test of its ground-based interceptor on Jan. 28, as part of an effort to correct long-standing problems with the missile?s kill vehicle.
Carter: Pentagon Budget Will Do 'Even More' for Space Protection
The White House?s 2017 budget request will build on the Pentagon?s $5.5 billion effort to protect national security satellites, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Feb. 2.
NIGHT SKY WEBCASTS: Asteroid Day Conference on Space Rock Threat
Scientists and asteroid impact threat experts will host a press conference at the European Space Agency today to mark Asteroid Day, a day to contemplate ways to defend Earth against asteroid impacts. Watch live here.
Everything Is Awesome About These New Lego Space Sets
Three new space-themed Lego sets will satisfy your stellar imagination, whether you love building model observatories or helping the Avengers save the universe.
More Gravitational Wave Rumors: Colliding Black Holes?
More gravitational wave discovery rumors are flying, but this time they've taken a specific ? and, possibly, really exciting ? new twist.
Medium-Size Asteroid Strike Could Unleash a Mini Ice Age
A strike by a medium-size asteroid on land (as opposed to at sea) could cause average global temperatures to plunge to Ice Age levels, and lead to steep drops in precipitation and plant productivity, among other effects, a new study suggests.
Sally Ride Talks Space in Dazzling Animated Interview
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, answered a lot of dumb questions from the media ? and in this beautifully animated audio interview with Gloria Steinem, she discusses her responses, the future of spaceflight and what she felt during launch.
Apollo 14 Moonwalker Edgar Mitchell Remembered by Space Community
The death of Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, has drawn tributes from across the space community, as his passing was reported in the news and shared on social media.
Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
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