SAM MORRELL


ASTROPHYSICIST

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New Years Day Star Trek Marathon – 2012

January 1, 2012

Hey all, as has been a tradition for me for many years, I must have a Star Trek marathon. It just has to happen. I generally do this on Christmas Eve Eve, but owing to being confined to a hospital bed after an operation that day, it was not an option. So, I decided to...

Random Star Trek Trivia

November 13, 2011

Okay, I think it’s time for a geek out. Here goes. Since I am a massive geek of general sci-fi, and in particular the Star Trek form of sci-fi, time for a little trek related trivia post. The phrase ‘Beam me up Scotty’ was never, ever actually said in the original series, quite ironic seeing...

Star Trek Marathon on Christmas Eve Eve!

December 23, 2010

Hey all, a very merry christmas to everyone. This afternoon I’ve decided to commence my real christmas festivities by indulging in Star Trek Deep Space 9 / Voyager / Enterprise DVD watching marathon. I figured if I was going to do this, might as well do something productive so I’m going to select episodes completely...

Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet: A tribute to Stephen Hawking

March 14, 2018

There are a couple of books I can honestly say inspired me to be an astronomer. In college, junior / senior year in high school for those in the USA, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do after I’d finished my A-levels. However, years of watching Star Trek and vivid memories of...

Boldly Going for 50 Years

September 8, 2016

It’s very much not an overstatement to say that I adore Star Trek. Today is a very special for someone who claims this level of adoration for the franchise as it is exactly 50 years old today. Back on September 8th 1966 the first ever episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap, hit the screens...

What I’ve Been Listening To – March 2016

April 9, 2016

Oh, so that’s what the Sun looks like? You’d be forgiven for forgetting the look of the ol’ gas ball, but now that the days are drawing out and we’ve entered BST we’re finally on the up for 2016. This month bringsĀ another helping of musical magnificence that has been accompanying me through the somewhat stormy...

Broken Physics – My Novel Ways to get Places really Fast!

July 22, 2011

My little ramblings on Faster than light Travel. I often wonder if it's actually possible.

My Take on the Continuity of Humanity.

February 17, 2010

Hey everyone who may read this, I shan’t bored you withe obligatory ‘sorry I haven’t written in a while’ and hop right into this post. There’s a part of me I don’t tend to show very often and that’s my philosophical side, for this post I figured I’d embrace it as it’s provoking me to...