I’ll admit it, I’m a sci-fi junkie. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated with space travel. My great-uncle worked at the Kennedy Space centre and would often send me newspaper clips and souvenirs. I devoured every single sci-fi series in rapt silence, shushing anyone who dared to speak during the show. Star Trek, Dr. Who (Tom Baker was my doctor), Space 1999 (I wanted to be Maya!), Blake’s 7, Battlestar Galactica, Logan’s Run, Mork and Mindy… If it had aliens and space travel, I had to watch it. Continue reading
Asteroid 42 was discovered on May 23rd 1856 by Norman R. Pogson of Oxford England. The name however was given by the astronomer-director of Radcliffe Observatory. It is thought that the name may have some reference to Pogson’s daughter Elizabeth whose middle name was Isis and also perhaps a subtle reference to the part of the river Thames which is locally known as The Isis in Oxford.
Isis is a main-belt asteroid measuring 100.2km. Her orbit is 3.82 years. Continue reading
The design of this blog is based on the Portuguese discoveries: the brave maritime explorations that took place during the 14th and 15th centuries and resulted in the discovery of Africa, Asia and Brazil. It established trade routes that made Portugal prosperous and powerful through obtaining sought after items such as Indian spices. The logo you see above is a 14th Century Portuguese compass rose. Continue reading
In the third part of this series, I’m going to look at the aspects in the time unknown chart. I will continue to use the chart of royal-bride-to-be Kate Middleton as an example. Continue reading