All About Space at 100

What’s your favourite mem­ory of work­ing on All About Space?

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Team mem­bers past and present re­flect on a mile­stone in the magazine's his­tory

Launch­ing the magazine

“When I was told we’d be launch­ing a space magazine I was su­per ex­cited, and I was thrilled to be asked to work on it! Get­ting it out of the door wasn’t easy though. It was a lot of late nights, and a lot of take­aways. But when we fi­nally had is­sue 1 in our hands, it was rather mag­i­cal.” Jonathan O’Callaghan, Fea­tures Ed­i­tor (April 2012 – March 2014)

Meet­ing Brian May

“They say you should never meet your he­roes, but on this oc­ca­sion, Dr Brian May didn’t dis­ap­point. I in­ter­viewed him a few weeks be­fore I left All About Space for As­ter­oid Day, which Brian was a pa­tron of. I tried to keep on the topic of as­ter­oids, but he didn’t seem to mind when I slipped a ques­tion in about Queen. A to­tal gent.”

Ben Biggs, Ed­i­tor (June 2013 – Au­gust 2015)

Ex­plor­ing space through art

“It has to be be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to work with such an ar­ray of tal­ented artists for our cov­ers and art through­out the is­sues. Space is a world I’m not all too fa­mil­iar with, so it re­ally opens the door for me to ex­pe­ri­ence new things and get to look into things I other­wise wouldn’t. I’ve had the chance to work with a selec­tion of dif­fer­ent artists whose ar­eas of ex­per­tise lie in dif­fer­ent parts of the art world, and each one you have to ap­proach in a dif­fer­ent way.”

Jonathan Wells, Art Ed­i­tor (Au­gust 2017 – Present)

I was able to pass the torch

“Be­cause of my time with the team and magazine, I was able to have in-depth con­ver­sa­tions with my step­son about the plan­ets, con­stel­la­tions and what you can see on the Moon from Earth, as well as re­as­sur­ing him that the su­per­nova of the Sun won’t hap­pen for a long, long time. I have to add he could al­ready re­cite all the plan­ets when he was five!” James Shep­pard, Pho­tog­ra­pher (Jan­uary 2013 – June 2019)

Be­hind the scenes of Nat Geo’s MARS

“A few months af­ter join­ing All About

Space, I was of­fered the op­por­tu­nity to go to Bu­dapest, Hun­gary, to be part of a press team to see the film­ing of Na­tional Ge­o­graphic’s MARS, sea­son two. This was an un­be­liev­able and eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, get­ting a rare peek be­hind the cur­tain, and I am still brag­ging about it today!

Lee Cavendish, Staff Writer (May 2017 – Present)

Ex­plor­ing mul­ti­verse the­ory

“One of my favourite the­o­ries is the pos­si­bil­ity that there could be uni­verses be­yond our own, and all of the para­doxes this throws up. Could there re­ally be in­fi­nite uni­verses? The very con­cept is mind-bog­gling. I look for­ward to the day we can some­how prove or dis­prove it.” Nikole Robin­son, Pro­duc­tion Ed­i­tor & Free­lance Writer (July 2017 – Present)

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