I am The Science Geek and welcome to my blog.
I started this blog back in April 2014 and it has gradually grown over the years to have well over 2,200 followers and it is now considered by the aggregator site feedspot.com to be one of the top astronomy blogs on the internet. It has also been mentioned on the BBC news website.
There are over 140 posts on my blog; to view the most recent click below
I have written a short e-book on the Moon. For more details click here.
Venus, the planet closest to the Earth in distance, size and internal composition, and the third brightest natural object in our sky after the Sun and the Moon. This is available as a paperback; for more details click here or for e-book format click here.
IS ANYONE OUT THERE?
Click here for more details on my short e-book on the likelihood of there being extraterrestrial intelligent life and how humans have tried to find these life forms and make contact with them
My favourite posts
I’ve listed below a selection of my posts, which have attracted the greatest interest among my readers and which I’ve enjoying writing the most. To view any of these posts please click on its hyperlink.
The anthropic principle – the idea that the laws of physics, and the properties of the Universe as a whole, are somehow finely tuned to allow our existence.
Geocentric cosmology – the obsolete model in which the Earth is the the centre of the Universe and all the planets and stars revolve around it.
October 4 1957 the start of the ‘space age’ with the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik 1.
Leap Seconds – the need to periodically add a second to keep accurate clocks in line with solar time.
The Perseids – the regular meteor shower which occurs around August 12 each year.
A brief history of the Universe – an outline history of the Universe from the Big Bang until the the present day. This, as I am sure you’ll agree, is a pretty big topic!
Enceladus- Could there be life? Discusses the likelihood of life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus.
More about the Science Geek
To find more about me and about my publications click here.