It’s back to the grind for us all in January and for me, there is an imminent return to my power tools. I had an enjoyable dress rehearsal for my lecture tour in December at Francis Holland School in London. Although there were one or two casualties: I need a new arm for my hi-striker (it’s like the strong man carnival game) and I’m not going to have time for one of the larger demos I planned, but it can be put to use in another session.

It’s less than a month now until my first set of talks in the North of England and I can’t wait to get started. Details are here if you want to find out about the upcoming venues.

I want to leave you with a link to a great set of resources that I was involved in collating and presenting in my time at Queen Mary and I’m going to be using as part of my lecture tour. They are all films made on the International Space Station by Richard Garriott and topics range from Art in Space to Conservation of Momentum, so there are plenty to choose from!

More recently, on the ISS Commander Hadfield, a Canadian Astronaut, has been up to all sorts of interesting things including recording music! You can follow what he’s up to and listen to his recordings on twitter.

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