Contributor: Maura Imbert

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Starwatch: Star Showers

Issue 44 (July/August 2000) | 0 comments
A roundup of what to look for in the night sky

Starwatch

Issue 43 (May/June 2000) | 0 comments
What to expect in the night sky

Photograph by Maura Imbert

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Issue 59 (January/February 2003) | 0 comments
Lunar influence determines high and low tides in the ocean, but can it also affect human beings? Maura Imbert considers the myth of moon-madnes

Great Leonid meteor shower of 1933. Taken from an old plate by Maura Imbert.

Celestial Manoeuvres

Issue 58 (November/December 2002) | 0 comments
Asteroids may be destructive, but they may also have triggered the creation of life on earth. Maura Imbert explores the phenomenon

Anthurium in traditional colours of red, pink, white. Photograph courtesy Kairi Blooms

Roses are red, roses are blue…

Issue 57 (September/October 2002) | 0 comments
Maura Imbert on the geneticist’s dream of developing flowers in new and exciting colours

The Arecibo Observatory’s radio telescope in Puerto Rico — the world’s largest — is home to Project Phoenix, the foremost current programme in the search for life beyond our solar system. Photograph by Seth Shostak/SETI Institute

Is there anybody out there?

Issue 56 (July/August 2002) | 0 comments
Maura Imbert explains how the Caribbean is involved in the never-ending search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Photograph by Maura Imbert

Arawak Astronomers

Issue 55 (May/June 2002) | 0 comments
Further research in Antigua suggests that the stones on Greencastle Hill really may have been used by Arawaks a thousand years ago to track time and season

Scientists from UWI Seismic Research Unit in the field. Photograph courtesy the Seismic Research Unit/ University of the West Indies

Caribbean Volcanoes: Fire Down Below

Issue 60 (March/April 2003) | 0 comments
Most of the islands of the Lesser Antilles are the products of ancient volcanic activity, evidence of restless forces seething beneath the earth's surface

Solis with different oil content levels visible

Good, Bad and Ugly Bugs

Issue 61 (May/June 2003) | 0 comments
Call them bugs or call them bacteria - the tiny creepy crawlies are all around us. They can make us sick, but they can also be good for us. Maura Imbert investigates the usefulness of these ubiquitous micro-organisms

The mud volcano landscape of Piparo, south Trinidad. Photograph by Maura Imbert

Subterranean Secrets: Trinidad’s Mud Volcanoes

Issue 62 (July/August 2003) | 1 comment
Trinidad’s feisty mud volcanoes are known for their unpredictability, but few people consider them attractive. Maura Imbert wonders if their true beauty is simply awaiting discovery