#Christmas

The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer

Long Read

No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen. There are two billion children (persons...

The Astronomy of Christmas – An Engineers Guide to the Winter solstice

Deep Dive

From the Neolithic to present times, the amount of sunlight we see in a day has had a profound impact on human culture. We are fast approaching the winter solstice for the Northern hemisphere, which takes place on December 21. This is the longest night of the year...

Competition: The Perfect Christmas STEM Booklist for Younger Children

Quick Read

Do you have younger kids, or are looking for the perfect gift for friends or family? We are giving away four books that make the perfect gift for younger children interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. The competition is open from now until December 17th. We are...