Category Archives: AstroHistory

Help Preserving The Work Of Three Great Astronomers

Last week, it was Ada Lovelace Day which celebrates the achievements and work of the countless women of science and engineering. I shared a picture of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin which I’ve already discussed in previous posts. The tweet got some traction, the Harvard Project PHaEDRA replied,

Robert Hooke – The Forgotten Genius

Two scientists, both alike in dignity, In fair London, where we lay our scene… The birth of the scientific movement in the United Kingdom was a drama comparable to the one written by The Bard. Our two scientists are Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton. Both

The Exploration Of Space – An annotated version.

One of my favourite pieces of science communication written by any scientist is Hubble’s “The Exploration of Space”. It was written in 1929 and published in Harper’s Magazine (158: 732) for the general public. I find it absolutely fascinating, but I’ve come to realise that the people who

Forensic Astronomers: ART DIVISION.

I firmly believe that the popularity of Astronomy is strongly related to our ability of producing awe-inducing photographs of the furthest corner of the cosmos. While looking up interesting pictures to talk about on the blog I stumbled upon the Astronomy Forensic Team from the