Astronomer Patrick Moore, renowned for his work mapping the moon's surface and for having popularised his subject with the British public, died yesterday at the age of 89.Monday, 10 December, 2012, 4:12am
US President Barack Obama and astronaut Buzz Aldrin led tributes to the Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, lauding him as a reluctant but true American hero.
Armstrong, who died aged 82 from complications following cardiac bypass surgery, was praised for his willingness to embrace and conquer challenges that once seemed impossible.27 Aug 2012 - 6:14am
At 9.32am on July 16, 1969, a 2,900-tonne Saturn V rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida carrying the Columbia lunar command module and the dreams of a generation.
The mission was Apollo 11, the commander was 38-year-old former navy pilot Neil Armstrong and the destination was the Sea of Tranquility, on the moon.27 Aug 2012 - 11:57am
Mon, 7pm, University of Hong Kong
There's a scene in the blockbuster movie Apollo 13 in which a Nasa employee drops a bunch of parts on a table in front of some engineers and demands they get a square through a circle: if they don't, three astronauts will be left to the worst possible fate.24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach Norton, HK$208
It's depressing to criticise a book that tries to popularise science, but Packing for Mars is so willfully trivial and flippant it's almost worthless as a scientific guide.12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
It is an enduring monument to mankind's finest achievement, yet one that has stood unseen and unvisited for 40 years. Now, for the first time since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon, relics of the spaceship that got them there have been snapped for the first time, still planted in the lunar soil.20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
The real Buzz Lightyear is in town. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, is here to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. His visit coincides with Nasa's launch yesterday of a pair of space probes to scout the moon for the return of US astronauts there in 10 years' time.20 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
by Jeffrey Kluger
John Murray, HK$12820 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
It's undoubtedly big, and a very impressive feat of engineering, but contrary to established wisdom, the Great Wall of China isn't the only human achievement that can be seen all the way from the heavens - in fact, it's not even visible from space.16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
With strings of red firecrackers and golden plaques lining the streets, the Lunar New Year festival is a visual feast.
Take out your camera and capture the most colourful sights. You could win great prizes and have your photographs displayed in the Collective Memories of Lunar New Year Days - Student Photo Competition, organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am