Who’s Herschel?

7 March 2011 by

Guest post by James Poskett It’s March 7th. Forgetting anything? A birthday perhaps? Charles Darwin’s has been and gone, 12th…

Total Recall

20 December 2010 by

Picture a group of scientists at dinner in the new age of Queen Victoria, just crowned at Westminster Abbey in…

The Forgotten

11 October 2010 by

The BBC journalist Sarah Cruddas asked me to talk about some neglected heroes of science last week with the idea…

Nebulosity

24 September 2010 by

Like many people, I can navigate round the main night sky constellations and pick out the brighter planets in a…