Books & Arts 27 July 2002

Roach races

If you fancy natural flying objects, go to BuGFesT! at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh on 3 August from 10 am to 5pm. Visit Café Insecta to sample creepy-crawly delights, chat with experts, place your bets on the Roachingham 500 roach races, and check out weird and wonderful live animals, from …

Books & Arts 27 July 2002

Galileo galore…

Anyone with an appetite for science and the arts should take a trip to the BAC (formerly the Battersea Arts Centre) in London. Hot on the heels of Patrick Moore's Galileo at the Cambridge Playroom in March, the BAC will be showing Bertolt Brecht's The Life of Galileo in David Hare's translation between 1 and …

Books & Arts 27 July 2002

Eyes on the skies

Galileo would have been amazed by our artificial stars. Spot the gleaming International Space Station from your own backyard with NASA's satellite sighting information website. You'll find listings for sighting times for more than 300 towns and cities worldwide at