Fly me to the moon; Why aren’t we ashamed of our obsession with Space?

Many of us have grown up with Space Science raised high on a pedestal; the pinnacle of humankinds achievements. I, for one, never really questioned this. And yet when I read an article juxtaposing Elon Musks airy aspirations with problems on earth, right here, right now – I had to change my mind. I’m not saying we shouldn’t fund space. But I am arguing that we all need to engage in the question as to what proportion of our resources should be focused on this most enthralling of sciences. I love space. At my parents house, on a cold autumn …

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is it just science…. not the beginning

I’ve been wanting to blog about science, science education and communication since I started teaching. But I couldn’t Because I was teaching And there’s professionalism… and privacy laws… and all of that sort of thing. Also the subject makes me crazy and I tend to get really really cross about stuff, which can be dull when you’re in the depths of it and solutions just don’t seem possible. This, plus one hundred and one other aspects, led to me quitting the education system (eventually – I tried in 2015 and finally managed in 2017) as a teacher, to become a …

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