Sunday, May 10, 2009

Space adventures in Canberra - could this be the Love Pygmy?

My elegant geophysicist friend I. Moffat accompanied me on my tracking station expedition a couple of weeks ago in Canberra. He took me to a former planetarium with the most wonderful futuristic design (some have commented that this is how they imagine the Love Pygmy).

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

My very own Sputnik

A wonderful archaeology student, Alex, made a 1/4 scale model of Sputnik 1 for his class today. It's absolutely gorgeous, and despite my protests, he has insisted on giving it to me. I am absolutely overcome with delight!