Posts Tagged ‘moon landings’

Walking on the Moon

July 21, 2009

Forty years ago today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to step onto the lunar surface. Here’s a collection of video clips, pictures and articles from the BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/sci_tech/2009/moon_landing/default.stm

The University of Portsmouth Library also has a display on the Ground Floor of books and DVDs of the moon and lunar exploration.

If you feel inspired by this then why not try some moonwalking of your own? Here’s a step-by-step guide:

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1907320,00.html

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Happy Birthday TOTD

October 8, 2008

We’re a year old today.  Trust you’ve been enjoying the last 245 postings.

Here are some highlights(?) from the past year:

October 2007 and a blog from Stephen Fry:
http://stephenfry.com/blog/

November saw our posting which has received the largest number of hits (over 4000):
https://reden.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/rich-pictures/

December and a site that’s still really useful:
http://www.lifehack.org/

January had us delving into a scary world of Scrabble with the ‘short story’ _Craziest_:
http://www.vidlit.com/craziest/

February saw the still quite moving video about world creation in Second Life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxVDVggLqsA

March and an Information Literacy favourite still going strong:
http://www.dhmo.org/

April saw the limited range of movement the Apollo 11 crew made after travelling so far:
http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11vsFootball.gif

No round up of the year would be complete with a mention of the biggest item in our tag cloud: Lego.  May saw three entries:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/7386537.stm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pufe1tHHwks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFGVzt7c5bY

June had some retro computing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBuJqUfO4-w  

July quite wore us out following Rob Piatt (you can now download his whole blog in chronological order as a PDF file if you want to revisit his quest for an anecdote).
http://www.shinetheatretrust.org/ridetothetop/

August had us bookmooching:
http://bookmooch.com/

 

Finally, there’d be trouble at t’mill if this wasn’t picked from September:
https://reden.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/david-tennant/

Here’s to another year of TOTD – recently okayed by the powers that be to continue – we hope you all have a great year as well.

 

Man in the Moon

September 24, 2008

Yesterday we recommended an application that put the whole universe on your computer. Today we’re focusing are virtual telescope at our Moon.

http://www.google.com/moon/

Here you’ll find a collection of lunar maps and charts that tell the story of the Apollo moon landings. This site really brings the moon landings to life.

They go so far…

April 28, 2008

… and yet move so little:

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11vsFootball.gif

It’s quite shocking really.