‘Donati's Comet, 1858’: frontispiece to 'Sun, Moon and Stars: Astronomy for Beginners' by Agnes Giberne (London, 1910), an astronomical text-book for children.

Watch the skies!

15 February 2013 by

Well, today is certainly a lively day in the heavens, what with meteors over Russia and the close approach of…

Love and particles

6 February 2013 by

What do the following have in common: the nightmares of Stalin and the Queen of Sheba; a global disaster caused…