Give yourself two hours to walk, talk and enjoy each other’s company before settling down to a picnic in the middle of nowhere.
At Planet Rock, we can’t solve everything, but we feel it is time to step up, and be part of the solution.
Through our cost-cutting initiative, Planet Rock Dating, we are attempting to pair up singles for adventures this summer – that way you can split the cost and save pennies!
Without the sun, there would be no Earth – but amazingly, we don't know the finer details about the prenatal history of our sun, where it was born and if other stars in our galaxy share a similar history.
In a study published last week in Science, we add a couple of pieces to the solar jigsaw and show that two stellar events – a supernova or neutron star merger, plus a dying giant – flung heavy elements into the nursery in which our sun was born, roughly 100 million and 30 million years before the sun's formation.
Find yourself a travel buddy or someone to share a tent with at your favourite summer festival.
Don’t leave your fellow Planet Rock listeners out this summer. If you’re getting bored of the classic dinner date, and have found yourself going to the same restaurants, ordering the same food and having the same conversations, then why not shake things up a little? Admit it - you’ve been living in your hometown for a while now and you still don’t know where the museum is, you still haven’t climbed the church spire and you still haven’t visited that major tourist attraction that you tell all your friends about!
Radioactivity has also allowed us to date the age of the Earth at 4.54 billion years and, via analysis of extra-terrestrial rock samples carried to us via meteoritic falls or space missions, to derive a detailed timing of the events that led to the formation of planets in the solar system.
Using the same techniques, we can also learn something about the major events in the prehistory of the matter in the solar system, such as the period prior to the formation of the sun.
It’s intimate, it absolutely gets rid of all inhibitions, they often come with a little button and telecom that you can order drinks through, and it gives you a chance to duet Meatloaf!