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Astro Cat Explains… Meteor Showers

There are two well-known meteor showers visible in the sky from late July until mid-August. But what makes these tiny rocks light up our night skies every year? The Prof is on hand to explain all, and it starts with asteroids and comets… Asteroids Asteroids can be found anywhere in the solar system, but you’ll […] Read More

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Coming Soon: Galactic Genius with Astro Cat 🚀✨

Want a sneak peek of the top secret app we’ve been working on with Professor Astro Cat? Packed with puzzles and fascinating space stickers to collect, get ready to put your brain to the ultimate test… in Galactic Genius with Astro Cat. In our most exciting and challenging app yet, you’ll find 6 mini games […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… What’s The World Made Of?

  Hello, explorers! You might have noticed on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that we’re working on a new Astro Cat app! To celebrate, we asked the Professor to share a bit of wisdom that you can pass on to your curious little ones. This week we asked the Professor to answer a common but complicated […] Read More

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4 Activities Inspired by Professor Astro Cat

This weekend, why not explore the planets and discover how different in size they are? Or even create your very own planet? It’s not as ambitious as it sounds – Professor Astro Cat says so! Here are some simple but exciting science experiments you can do with a quick food shop, a calculator, a cardboard box, […] Read More

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Top Tips for turning Screen Time into Family Time

Screen time as family time? It’s not such a difficult thing to imagine – especially when mobile phones and tablets are so integrated into both our lives and our children’s. And screen time actually offers some unique insights into your child’s development and abilities. A simple join-the-dots game could indicate motor skills, while a story-based […] Read More

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Minilab goes to the Explorers Fair!

    Last week, we travelled to Nottingham from London to take part in the first ever Explorers Fair. From Broadway Cinema’s creative studio, Near Now, and part of the Festival of Science and Curiosity, the Explorers Fair brought together exhibitors from diverse STEM backgrounds. Coding, microscopy, virtual reality and of course astronomy! We presented Professor […] Read More

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An Interview with Ben Newman

We caught up with Professor Astro Cat’s co-creator and Minilab contributor Ben Newman, to talk career paths and inspiration, and looking forward to getting to work in the mornings.     In the spirit of all things ‘mini’, describe yourself in one sentence… Big-boned. And can you give us a quick summary of how you arrived at […] Read More

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