In the steps of Galileo and beyond

In 1610 the Italian scientist Galileo trained one of the new telescope devices on the skies; amongst his observations were 4 moons that orbit Jupiter. Today we know that there are over 60 moon like objects that orbit this great planet; but it’s still an experience to view the 4 Galilean moons [that is, Callisto,

The skies – a natural wonder

The sky is a truly wonderful sight, our sparkling ceiling of glittering stars. Tamsin is fascinated by space and all that’s in it. I guess her interest is helped partly by catching on with my interests but also helped along by Linda Chapman’s excellent ‘Stardust’ children’s story books, which she loves. While I’m on the