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OnlySky LIVE: Astrophysicist Dr. Sanjana Curtis looks back at 45 days of Webb telescope

Reading Time: < 1 minute Friday, August 26 @ 7 pm ET • TikTok: @sanjanacurtis Join us live on TikTok for a conversation with Dr. Sanjana Curtis, a science communicator, advocate for underrepresented communities in science, and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. We’ll be discussing and answering your questions about the […]

Posted inDeep Dive

How do we make astronomy more humanist?

Reading Time: 4 minutes While I wait for my early morning exercise class, I listen to the chatter of yellow-breasted bichofué, and watch a city worker use a long husk of palm branch to sweep the night’s detritus from the square. On my warmup run, I tuned into a local news podcast, for analysis of the new president’s first […]

Posted inSpace

For all of humanity’s failings, we’ve never stopped wondering about the stars

Reading Time: 8 minutes It was an atypically dry English spring when a man in Bath scanned the skies with a 7-inch reflecting telescope he’d designed and built by hand, through painstaking refinements to Isaac Newton’s principles of optics. William Herschel was studying stellar parallax, the phenomenon that makes a nearby star look like it has moved in relation […]

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