Blogs from Iain Todd

When it comes to astronomy and space, you can count on us for lively opinions, topical views and expert help. Visit this page often for new blog posts from our team of expert writers.

Submitted by Iain Todd
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:56am

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Submitted by Iain Todd
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:39am

A new documentary looks at the unsung heroes of Apollo: the mathematicians and engineers who worked at Mission Control to bring their comrades safely back to Earth.

Submitted by Iain Todd
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:33am

Iain Todd reviews Operation Avalanche, a Cold War comedy about a pair of CIA agents who find themselves faking the Apollo Moon landing.

Submitted by Iain Todd
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:42am

Chris Hadfield brings his Unique Lives spoken word tour to the UK and Ireland, performing a one-man show that takes its audience on a journey of inspiration and the possibilities life can bring. BBC Sky at Night Magazine visited Bristol's Hippodrome theatre to see the Canadian astronaut kick off his new tour.

Submitted by Iain Todd
Tue May 10, 2016 12:05pm
Celebrating the current hot topics in science, art, ethics, language and technology, the HowTheLightGetsIn festival returns to Hay-on-Wye in Hereford for a week of music, food, philosophy and big ideas.
Submitted by Iain Todd
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:16pm

ESA's Paolo Nespoli reveals what it is about the view of Earth from the International Space Station that makes astronauts reach for the camera.

Submitted by Iain Todd
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:05am

Iain Todd reviews The Last Man On The Moon; a film about Eugene Cernan's final journey to the lunar surface.

Submitted by Iain Todd
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:30pm

Yesterday evening the Great Hall in the Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, was packed as a full house gathered for the inaugural Colin Pillinger Memorial Talk, entitled ‘An Hour On The Moon’.

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