If you missed Coln Knight’s Terra Chat (at Blog Talk Radio) show last night with me as his special guest, the hour-long interview is now online ready to be listened to at your leisure. You can navigate to Terra Chat and find out the details there, and then play the archived mp3.
Be sure to check out Colin’s efforts, he has a wide range of subjects open to discussion and you and participate by calling in and posing your own questions.
Thank you Colin for inviting me to Terra Chat, I had a great time discussing the Mayan Prophecy and all the details surrounding the science and the myth.
The mp3 file is available on Astroengine for download.
I have two interviews coming up in the next few days. I was approached by Terra Chat on Blog Talk Radio (Canada) to have a chat on Colin Knight’s show on Sunday June 8th. Then on Tuesday June 10th, I’ll be on Paranormal Radio with Captain Jack (USA). These great invites came in response to my articles on the Mayan 2012 Prophecy and the various doomsday ideas that have been seeded from the worry surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar. Although this isn’t my specialist subject, I’m sure it will generate a good discussion! Be sure to check out the links below, hopefully you’ll be able to listen live, or even call in!
Thank you to both presenters for inviting me on their shows!
For this weeks outing into the space blogosphere, Ken over at Out of the Cradle gives a superb rundown of the week’s entries. Ken starts out with all the goings on at the National Space Society’s 27th annual International Space Development Conference in Washington DC and ends up in the realms of gravitational waves and neutron stars.
My entry this week focused on some excellent work by a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. I love Wolf-Rayet stars, they are awesome…
Another week, another Carnival! And this week it is being hosted over at the Lifeboat Foundation Blog, an organization with a focus on safeguarding the future of mankind. A superb site with some great concepts. This weeks Carnival, again, has a large range of subjects, focusing (obviously) on the Sunday landing of Phoenix on Mars to my article on the closedown of the Goonhilly Earth Station.
Check out the Carnival of Space Week 56!
This week’s outing to all things spacey is being hosted over at Catholic Sensibility.
Our blogger Neil presents a great and informative edition this week, with a space habitation (or space real estate) theme. I put my 2c-worth into the ring with my adventures in Cornwall last week. Visiting the Eden Project near St. Austell really did spike my interest into how the superb geodesic domes could be used for future Mars colonies. Check out all the posts from the space blogosphere to find out more!
This week’s Carnival of Space was held over at Altair VI, David S. F. Portree’s space blog. It is a superb read at the best of times and he’s done a wonderful job with the 54th edition. I entered a small article about the recent observations of the STEREO solar observatory with a nice little video of evolving coronal loops (how I miss studying those things). The scope and quality of all the stories from the space blogosphere are top drawer (as it is every week), from Fermi’s Paradox to the Phoenix Mars mission, we have it all, so be sure to check it out!
After a week on the Lizard in Cornwall, I’m back from an inspiring trip. It was great to spend some quality time with Mum and Colette and a great opportunity to take in the stunning sights of this wonderful part of the world. Naturally I spent some time finding any chance to research some stories for astroengine and managed to wander around the Goonhilly Earth Station. There is a great article to be written about this historic location, so I’ll be getting onto that soon. Also, as we’d never been, we spent today at the Eden Project near St. Austall. There are some parallels with my work with the Mars Foundation, so expect an article about this superb project too (with some interesting applications to Mars colonization)…
For now, sleep!
As I’m going to be away for a week, Astroengine is going to be quiet for seven days. I’m heading down to Cornwall, UK where I hope to go to Goonhilly Earth Station (on the Lizard) to try to get some more information on its shutdown. Last year I was shocked to hear that the station and its operations were being moved to the South East, so the majority of the satellite dishes will be dismantled. This is such a shame; those dishes are synonymous with the Cornish countryside. When they’re gone it will be like a good old English cream tea, but without the scone… but hey, everything changes, but I want some answers, so I intend to get some!
So, to keep you occupied, I’ll give a rundown of my picks of the stories I’ve done for the Universe Today in the past few days…
It’s that time of the week again, when all the space enthusiasts get together for one big party. This week, the Carnival is being held over at the Space Cynics. They may be a cynical bunch, but they’ve put on one great, enthusiastic gathering. Like a huge art gallery, they’ve looked at the artistic merit of each entry and turned it into something beautiful…
My entry (filed under “Audio Gallery”), was the great interview I had with Dr Adrian Brown, CRISM scientist and SETI Institute member. It was aimed toward the Mars Foundation, so there were lots of fun Mars settlement ideas. Have a look at the Mars Foundation for the full interview, or here for a summary…
In my capacity as Mars Foundation Communications Officer, I was asked to approach one of the mission scientists working with The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The Foundation has an acute interest in CRISM as its main task is to look for water (past and present) and certain minerals on the Martian surface. We are currently investigating Mars settlement designs, so any indication about the location of these quantities will be of huge interest to us (especially as our “Hillside Settlement” will require colonists to use local materials when and where possible). In an enlightening interview, SETI Institute principal investigator Dr Adrian Brown detailed some of the important discoveries to come out of CRISM and how it may be of use to future colonists…