Laboratorio: Poems from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory

On Thursday November 12th, in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, scientists and poets gather to launch Laboratorio. The title of this new anthology refers to UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) but nestled within it is oratorio: this is science for voices, verbal music, song, poetry, lyricism, wordplay, and maybe even…

Join the hunt for solar storms

23 Feb 2010 – the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in partnership with Zooniverse and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, today launched Solar Stormwatch. This exciting web project allows anyone to help spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth. If you get involved your work will help give astronauts…

Solar Dynamics Observatory launch

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is currently scheduled for launch tomorrow (10 February 2010) from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. NB launch actually took place on Thursday 11 February, 10:23 EST (15:23 GMT). SDO is a powerful solar observatory which will look deep into the Sun and record…

ROG launches Solar Season

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich has just launched Solar Season, running until 9 May. Come and see the Sun in a whole new light with new exhibition Solar Story, planetarium show Secrets of the Sun and a programme of talks, tours and workshops. Speakers include solar physicist Dr Lucie Green and…