A Spaceship Has Landed On Earth

The last Space Shuttle mission took off today. And that reminded me of this. In October 1978 I bought a copy of the first edition of OMNI. Apparently I didn’t have enough money to make it a regular purchase because that’s the only copy I ever bought. I still have it. There was one page… Continue reading A Spaceship Has Landed On Earth

Planetarium Replacement

Tussauds closed the London Planetarium closed recently and over the weekend the Guardian reported on its replacement – a show about celebrities called “the Stardome”[1]. One phrase rang particularly true for me. “It’s a no-brainer,” said Nicky Marsh, marketing director of the waxwork attractions. And, in several senses, she was right. I despair. [1] Do… Continue reading Planetarium Replacement