Observing the transit of Venus was no easy task, it required careful observations and measurement. 250 years ago expeditions went out across the world to measure this amazing and rare event in order to help us understand the size of the known universe.
Party Time – Astronomy Style! So you want to invite some friends over and you need a theme for your party. Why not make it as big as the universe, and take your guests on a view of the cosmos? It’s fun, it’s easy, and you don’t need a degree in the finer points of […]
James Cook's voyage to Tahiti in 1769 was the culmination of 130 years of work to observe and understand the Transit of Venus. Edmund Halley was instrumental in laying the foundations for the successful observations in 1769 and ultimately solving the Earth - Sun distance.
Revisited - Check out this award winning video from our Australian colleagues
The discovery of a piece of geyserite found in a hot springs environment has changed our thinking about the origins of life on earth – and has implications for the search for life on Mars. Fossils discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have pushed back by 580 million years the earliest known existence of microbial life on land.
Blue Marble Space Institute of Science was honored to recently support an International Conference on Astrobiology organized by Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Pune, India. This conference, also supported by Savitribai Phule Pune University and ISRO-SPPU Space Technology Cell, took place on the 15th and 16th of December, 2018. […]
BMSIS Young Scientist Jennifer Moreno (interning with BMSIS Scientist Dr. Andro Rios) recently had the opportunity to share her knowledge of chemistry, meteorites, the origin(s) of life, and ethics in science with students at St. Patrick – St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, California, USA! She spoke to three classes of chemistry students (~20-30 […]