Credits and Thanks
Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System is written and developed by
James Adams from Staffordshire, England. The website is published by
James was educated at
School and Keele
University, both situated in Staffordshire, near Stoke-on-Trent. He was
a student at Keele University from 1997 to 2000 where he studied English
Literature and Educational Studies. He created Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System
as part of his university degree in his final year in 2000. The website was developed as part of his research to
investigate the effectiveness of the Internet as a learning tool. The subject
matter for the site was chosen because of James' strong interest in the Solar System and
Space Exploration and he wanted to use the website as a way of writing about this
As James was a reader of stories and poems, and not really of science or
astrophysics, he was provided with invaluable scientific information by Gavin,
who he knew through school and university. Gavin also provided a great deal of
moral support when it looked like Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System would
never reach completion back in 2000! Today, Gavin is able to supply his vast scientific
knowledge to people across the entire planet through his fantastic website Science Department.
Bob highly recommends that you visit it after completing your tour of the solar system!
Also assisting with the development of the site was
James' university housemate, Vickie, who illustrated the original picture of Bob
the Alien and his dog, Bobsdog.
Finally, extra special thanks must go to our fantastic visitors who, over the years, have made developing
the website worthwhile. It's heartwarming to receive positive
feedback from you and to see how this website has helped to educate and inspire Earthlings, young
and not-so-young, about such an amazing topic.