Still here!

Well, that’s a relief! We’re all still here and the world did not end yesterday!

On Saturday, an asteroid, which was 1.5 miles wide, came close to the earth at a distance of 15 million miles. It passed safely by but the event has been classified as a near miss!

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Autumn Colours

The lovely autumn colours are out there now, with the dominating effects of green chlorophyll fading and the yellows and reds of the carotenoids take over. There’s a lot of chemistry out there!

Northern Lights

It appears that the Northern Lights could well be seen over the UK during the next few weeks. Look out for a clear night sky, preferably with little moon light. The north of the country would give the best chances of seeing them.

Thorpe Park

Visited Thorpe Part on a beautiful day last Wednesday. Good for Physics’ students (as well as thrill seekers) as there are lots of forces, particularly centrifugal force, to study!