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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Women in STEM Fields Get Boost from President Trump
President Donald Trump signed into law two bills that aim to encourage women to pursue careers in science and technology.
How SpaceX's 2018 Moon Flight Will Work
Nearly 45 years after NASA astronauts last embarked on a lunar mission, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced his company's plans to send two private citizens on a flight around the moon in 2018. Read on to see what SpaceX's lunar adventure will entail.
WATCH LIVE @ 7 pm ET Tonight: Webcast About NASA's Next Big Space Telescope
You can learn all about NASA's $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the successor to the agency's iconic Hubble Space Telescope, in a live webcast tonight (March 1) at 7 p.m. EST (0000 GMT on March 2).
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The Space Launch System rocket?s Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter, Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage, Orion Stage Adapter are being tested on a 65-foot tall test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center.
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One Step Closer to Jupiter, NASA's Europa Mission Enters Design Phase
NASA's mission to orbit the icy Jovian moon Europa recently entered a new phase of mission planning that is focused on creating preliminary designs for the instruments and spacecraft.
New American Spy Satellite Launches on Classified Mission
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Launch Photos: NROL-79 Spy Satellite Launches Atop Atlas V Rocket
The NROL-79 reconnaissance satellite launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on March 1, 2017, rising into the skies above California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. See photos of NROL-79 and its liftoff here.
Blastoff! US Spy Satellite Launches Atop Atlas V Rocket | Video
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Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More
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Skywatchers! Moon 'Hides' Aldebaran, Venus Phases and More In March 2017 | Video
An occultation of the star Aldebaran will occur on March 4, and it will be visible over a large portion of the United States. Also, find out why the Venus and Mercury go through phases.
Constellations and Planets In March 2017 Skywatching - Where to Look | Video
The Gemini and Cancer constellations make great targets this month. Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter are you?re evening planets, while Saturn makes its presence known in the pre-dawn hours.
Should NASA's Next Mars Rover Tread New Ground?
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US Spy Satellite Launching Today: Watch It Live
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch the NROL-79 satellite today from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:50 p.m. EST. You can watch the launch live here at Space.com, courtesy of ULA.
Best Night Sky Events of March 2017 (Stargazing Maps)
See what's up in the night sky for March 2017, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
Image of the Day
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Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, March 2017
Find out what's up in your night sky during March 2017 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
Trump: Sending Astronauts to Distant Worlds Is 'Not Too Big a Dream'
President Donald Trump's vision for America includes landing astronauts on the moon or Mars by the mid-2020s, if his first address to Congress is any guide.
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