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Galactic Genius lands on Android! 💥🚀

Did you know that in just over a year, the Hubble’s successor will be launched into orbit? Or that the Sun’s corona is hotter than its surface? OR that Galactic Genius with Astro Cat is now available on Google Play and Amazon, with an update on the App Store too?  Android-using explorers can now join […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… The Sun!

Anyone watching the recent solar eclipse was able to see a rare phenomenon in our galaxy. Our Sun is around 400 times larger in diameter than the Moon, but it is also 400 times further away. That’s a coincidence on an astronomical scale! And it’s why the Moon and Sun appear to be similar sizes in […] Read More

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It’s that time of year again! Back to School Tips

Whether your little one is waiting by the door, satchel in hand, or determinedly gripping the bed while you’re trying to get them up, the back to school season is one of change! Here are some tips for settling them back into the swing of early mornings and busy days… Start the routines early It’s a […] Read More

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Easy ways to get kids excited about STEM

They’re the subjects of the future: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Our kids are growing up in a rapidly changing world – and an exciting one too. So, you’ve got a little one interested in science – how best to nurture that? We aim to provide the edtech to help, plus some more ideas below… Experiment […] Read More

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Interview with Minilab Producer, Scott Cameron

Here at Minilab we’re a small but diverse team, so communication and organisation is key to delivering beautiful content for kids! Luckily our new Producer, Scott Cameron, is on hand to keep things running smoothly. I caught up with him to talk career paths and coffee… In the spirit of all things mini, describe yourself in […] Read More

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Fostering Creativity in Children 🎨🖌

Creativity is not just something we are born with as human beings: it’s something we can foster and train. Even if your child doesn’t feel they are very good at a creative task, if they enjoy it and work at it there’s no stopping them! Creativity is for everyone, not just artists (think engineers, architects, […] Read More

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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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