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As a twist on the classic phrase, the International Space Station (ISS) is occasionally described as the only man-made thing in space that is visible from the Earth.  It's only visible under certain conditions, but when it ...

Photographing the ISS

Exploring Space

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Rockets come in all shapes and sizes; but why not start at a tiny size - using things that you already have or can buy with loose change. Alka Seltzer Rocket The Alka Seltzer rocket rocket is a classic science ...

Tiny Rockets

Exploring Space

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Computers can seem massively complicated, and they are.  However, the foundation of computers is fairly simple to understand, and even for you to recreate yourself at home.  If you can get your head around the fact that ...

Foundation of Computers

Exploring Space

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It's ironic that while highly advanced telescopes are peering into deep space, most people in the industrialised world see less stars than ever before.  City lights and indoor lifestyles mean that some rarely see the beauty ...

Photographing Stars

Exploring Space

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You might think that driving a rover on another planet is similar to driving a radio controlled car on Earth.  In some ways it is - control signals are sent from Earth as radio waves, which the rover receives and ...

Introduction to Rover Driving

Exploring Space, Simulations