The Lost Astronomer

If you’re a woman going through IVF, there’s tons of info. But if you’re a bloke? Not so much. Compared to IVF, the mysteries of the Universe can appear quite straightforward…



Everyone’s pregnant but my wife

One of my aunts just gave birth to her second yesterday: Hannah, 8lb 2. I have no idea if that's big, small, or indifferent. Heck, I only have a vague idea of how much a pound weighs: so she'd be... Continue Reading →

Skywatch: Feb 17

Continuing on my "constellation a month" theme, this month I’ll be talking about the Plough (or the Big Dipper, The Saucepan, Ursa Major or even The Great Bear, depending on where you're from. Even though it looks nothing like a... Continue Reading →

IVF: Day one – Unseen Problems

After months of waiting, the IVF process has officially begun. Yesterday Mrs Astronomer started her period and so the clock is running, because this cycle is when we start the drugs routine, switching off her ovar...

Skywatch: Jan 17

This will be an easy to follow, slightly tongue in cheek (but hopefully still useful) monthly digest on what’s up above you in the night sky of January 2017, for latitudes similar to that of the UK (Canada, N America, Ea...

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