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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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Help to save a life: Use a Public Access Defibrillator. (PAD)

Whilst walking around my home town, I came across several Public Access Defibrillators. Taking a note of where these were, I had a google to see if there was an app or site which lists all those in my local

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

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

Living in uncertain times, I realised that I was unprepared for how to react in an emergency situation if it happened close to me. Looking for advice, I came across this guide produced by citizenAID. It is a must read

Nature in the City: London Seals.

Continuing with exploring nature in the city, have found this media clip of harbour & grey seals in London. Listening to the zoologist in the clip, it is pretty common to see seals not only in the Thames estuary, but

Yes we do have earthquakes in the British Isles!

Yes we do have earthquakes in the U.K. was the answer I gave when asked the question a few weeks ago. But I had no idea how frequent they were. A quick online search led me to the British Geological

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

Towns & cities captured by amateur filmmakers.

Now having more time to pursue leisure interests, I came across an archive of ‘home movies’ shot by amateur filmmakers in, & around the area where I live. These historical media resources include coverage of; carnivals, regattas, people going about