Category Archives: Space Travel

When Worlds Collide #67: Star Trek to Utopia: The Journey Continues…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 19 May 2013 “Hey Mom, Look! There’s a negro woman on TV — and she ain’t cooking dinner!” So exclaimed a young Whoopi Goldberg when she … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #56: Communicating for Survival – Who will save Earth?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 3 March 2013 See also, previous columns: 23 Dec 2012: Avoiding the ‘Mother of All Tsunamis’ 24 Feb 2013: ‘Wake-up Call’ from Outer Space Imagine this … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #55: ‘Wake-up Call’ from Outer Space

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 17 February 2013 See also column on 23 Dec 2012: Avoiding the ‘Mother of All Tsunamis’ Follow up column on 3 March 2013: When Worlds Collide … Continue reading

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A New Look at Our Planet – and Island of Lanka – at Night…

I couldn’t write the When Worlds Collide column this week. Instead, here is a news feature I wrote for Ceylon Today, published on Sunday 16 Dec 2012: It helps to take a look at the bigger picture once in a … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #31: Lights, Camera, Apollo? Were Moon Landings for Real?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 2 September 2012 Neil Armstrong’s death last week created news headlines worldwide. We indulged in some harmless nostalgia for a turbulent decade in another century that … Continue reading

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