Webs, Weeds and Wisdom | Websites to entertain you over winter

It’s spring in Britain.

Chelsea Flower Show time!

And the National Gallery in London has an interesting exhibition on Monet and Architecture.

What, stuck here in the cold?

Then cosy up to the heater and fire up your browser.

Click on artsandculture.google.com/project/monetwashere to view an online exhibition featuring Monet’s travel inspired works.

View London, Paris, Venice and Rouen just as Monet did. Compare his view to that of his contemporaries and again view the difference in modern photos of the same location.

Fancy listening to music from some other area of the globe?

Then, click on radio.garden, a site that may well become a favourite!

This extraordinary website allows you to listen to over 8000 live radio stations from around the world.

When you click on the website you will be directed to the radio station closest to your current location.

Then from there, using an interactive map, you can explore other stations around the globe.

Some cities may have multiple participating stations, so you’ll be able to select from a list that appears on the right side of the browser.

By selecting the history tab or the jingles tab, you can explore historic radio broadcasts and station jingles from across time and space.

Finally, the stories tab features a number of moving interviews with individuals about the role of radio in their lives.

And for those of you wanting an out of this world experience, take a virtual trip to Jupiter!

Click on photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/targetFamily/Jupiter.

In summer 2016, NASA's space probe Juno reached Jupiter five years after its 2011 launch.

Over the past two years, Juno has been capturing spectacular images of the solar system's largest planet.

On NASA's photo journal page dedicated to Jupiter, you can explore some of these images alongside other Jupiter images, including telescope images, diagrams, images captured by infrared spectrometers, and more.

In total, the collection features over 900 images dating back to 1996. Each image is accompanied by a caption that includes links to related resources.

When you view an image captured by the JunoCam, you’ll see a link to NASA's JunoCam website.

While here you might like to participate in discussions with fellow citizen scientists.

 – Kate Walker

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