Help Earth Day End Plastic Pollution

Download this page in PDF format “The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean.” – Carl Sagan Sunday, the 22nd April, is the globally celebrated annual Earth Day. The theme this year is ‘End Plastic Pollution’ … Continue reading

It’s British Science Week!

Download this page in PDF format This week is British Science Week! It’s an annual event promoting science, technology, engineering and maths across the UK, and this year runs from the 9th to the 18th March. Last year over one … Continue reading

Pixalytics Goes To Space … Well, Nearly!

Download this page in PDF format Last week the Pixalytics name got lifted towards space! In a previous blog we described how we were supporting the Plymouth University Space Society launching a weather balloon. After a number of attempts were … Continue reading

Outstanding Science!

Download this page in PDF format It’s British Science Week! Co-ordinated by the British Science Association (BSA) and funded by the UK Government through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, it’s a celebration of science, engineering, technology and … Continue reading

Plymouth Student’s Shot at Space!

Download this page in PDF format Plymouth University’s Space Society plans to send a small bottle of gin ‘into space’ attached to a weather balloon at the end of March. The aim is to send the bottle 100,000 feet above the Earth, equivalent … Continue reading

Supporting Chimpanzee Conservation from Space

Download this page in PDF format Being able to visualise the changing face of the planet over time is one of the greatest strengths of satellite remote sensing. Our previous blog showed how Dubai’s coastline has evolved over a decade, … Continue reading

Night-time Treats

Download this page in PDF format The Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics featured a plane taking off from the Maracanã Stadium and treating us to a fantastic night flight over Rio. It was a beautiful sequence to celebrate the … Continue reading

Crowd Sourced Alphabets from Space

Download this page in PDF format Today we’re looking at an unusual application of satellite data, namely using it to create alphabets. The first example is the Aerial Bold Project, established by Benedikt Groß and Joey Lee in 2014. It … Continue reading

British Science Won’t Be Eclipsed

Download this page in PDF format We’re celebrating science in this blog, as it’s British Science Week in the UK! Despite its name British Science Week is actually a ten day programme celebrating science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). The … Continue reading

A Few Days In Portland: Phytoplankton, Sea Ice and Cake!

Download this page in PDF format As I talked about in my last blog, this week I’m attending the Ocean Optics XXII Conference in Portland, Maine in the USA. I arrived last Thursday and spent the weekend at a two … Continue reading