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Apollo 12 Moonwalker Al Bean Passes Away.

As an avid fan of the Space Race, always sad to hear that another member of that elite club of Apollo Moonwalkers has passed away. Al Bean is perhaps most famous for ‘flicking the SCE to AUX’ switch during the

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How to teach Lunar Geology: Professor Lee Silver in ‘Galileo Was Right’.

I’ve watched this media clip taken from the HBO miniseries: ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ many times. Apart from learning more about lunar geology, as a former teacher, this clip of Professor Lee Silver leading the Apollo 15 prime

100 images that changed the World: Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki. (1945)

Continuing this blogs theme of showing images that changed the world, Lieutenant Charles Levy’s photograph of the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, following the atomic weapon being released by a B29 on the 9th of August 1945, must surely rate as

Public Information Films through the years.

Following on from my previous blog post on ‘Amateur film makers’, this perhaps leads nicely on to ‘Public Information Films’. These government commissioned short films, often shown during T.V. ad breaks, were meant to advise the general public living in

Perhaps the best April Fools prank of all time? The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest.

With April Fools day fast approaching I had a little look on YouTube & came across a prank broadcast by the BBC in 1957. Titled the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest, the Panorama presenter Richard Dimbleby reported that a very mild winter

100 images that changed the world.

Continuing this blogs theme of showcasing influential photographs that changed the world, the above is Josef Koudelka’s iconic 1968 picture of the Soviet invasion of Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia. As the Time Magazine wrote in their explanation of

Drive your own car on a classic motorsport circuit.

Built in the late 1920’s, the classic 13 mile ‘Nordschleife’ circuit in Germany is steeped in motorsport history. Today, if you have 25-30 Euro’s in your pocket, you can actually drive this classic circuit in your own car. The media

Isle of Man T.T. 200 mph+ on closed public roads! Awesome!

Although I prefer Formula One, I am totally in awe of the riders who take part in perhaps the most dangerous motorsport event, the annually held Isle of Man TT. A quick trawl through some stats reveals that the best

Spot the difference, our planet viewed from space!

Was pointed out early in my academic studies that all the boundaries between countries are socially constructed! Also, that maps and globes are the product of humans. Nice colours on the manufactured globe though!