Do the British have weather worth talking about?

Download this page in PDF format Everyone knows the British like to talk about the weather. But last week even NASA was talking about the British weather – so you know something must be happening! Well, it’s been hot. Now … Continue reading

Unintended Consequences of Energy Saving

Download this page in PDF format Last month a report in Science Advances got a lot of publicity as it described the increase in global light pollution following research using satellite data. Even more interesting was the fact that one … Continue reading

Optical Imagery is Eclipsed!

Download this page in PDF format Last week’s eclipse gave an excellent demonstration of the sun’s role in optical remote sensing. The image to the left was acquired on the 21st August by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) … Continue reading

The Day the Lights Dimmed

Download this page in PDF format According to the paper published by Falchi et al in June 2016 around 80% of the world’s population suffer from light pollution. The paper, ‘The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness’, further … 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