Welcome to my blog!

Hi,

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 over 2,100 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.


Some recent posts

There are over 130 posts on my blog; a small selection from the most recent are listed below.

On the night of 20/21 January 2019 there will be a total eclipse of the Moon.. This will be worth making the effort to see, especially for my readers in the western USA and Canada for whom it will occur at a sociable hour.

NASA Image Lunar Eclipse

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Find out about the current Chinese mission to the Moon Chang’e 4 and previous and future Chinese missions.

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Where does space begin? Discussion of at what altitude space begins and the Earth’s atmosphere ends.

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Over the last few month I have been writing an e-book on the planet Venus. I have made it available free on Kindle for a limited time.

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The International Space Station (ISS) is now 20 years old. In this post I talk about the history of the ISS and other space stations, and I also touch on some of the politics involved.

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In February 2018, the White House indicated that NASA would cease to receive government funding for the International Space Station (ISS) by 2025.  The future of the ISS is therefore uncertain

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My top 10 posts

I’ve listed below a selection of my posts, which have attracted the greatest  interest amongst my readers and  which I’ve enjoying writing the most. To view any of these posts please click on its hyperlink.

How does GPS work?

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 cosmic microwave background

The Perseids – the regular meteor shower which occurs around August 12 each year.

Why is the sky blue?

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

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