We Never Should Have Mothballed the Space Shuttle

The following article by Leroy Chiao, Ph.D is reproduced from the January 28th edition of Scientific American. Admin: Dr. Chiao is a former NASA astronaut and ISS Commander and serves as a Member of the NASA Advisory Council. He holds teaching appointments at Baylor College of Medicine: Center for Space Medicine and at Rice University, … More We Never Should Have Mothballed the Space Shuttle

On this Day 30 Years Ago, Voyager 2 Cruises By Uranus

At a stunning velocity of 57,890 km/h (35,970 m/h) this day 30 years ago, Voyager 2 cruised past the largest of what is known as the Ice Giants, Uranus! As a subset of the Jovian planets, a set that includes all the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune), the Ice Giants consist of Uranus … More On this Day 30 Years Ago, Voyager 2 Cruises By Uranus

Redefining Harassment

Original article published in the The Pangrammaticon and reblogged with permission from the Author Redefining Harassment “Go ahead and call the cops. You don’t meet nice girls in coffee shops.” (Tom Waits) Those of us who have been urging caution in discussions of sexual harassment in astronomy (and science more generally) on Twitter are often … More Redefining Harassment

Clarification of Position Regarding SH And Dr. Geoff Marcy

A fair and impartial judgment of the facts to assess guilt by a jury of one’s peers is a bedrock principle of our democracy. Otherwise known as Due Process, there is a presumption of innocence and the right to confront one’s accuser in a court of law with the burden of proof of guilt resting … More Clarification of Position Regarding SH And Dr. Geoff Marcy

Update to High Profile Astro Cases of SH

Because of my advocacy for the truth and the publication of two articles related to high profile, media-driven cases regarding sexual harassment and accusations of same leveled against professional astronomers of high renown, I have been accused by many of being in support of sexual harassment, most notably on the Twitter account associated with this … More Update to High Profile Astro Cases of SH

Amid Sexual Harassment Probe, Prestigious University Lowers Legal Standard

This is a follow-up article to my original piece chronicling and discussing the case of Dr. Geoffrey Marcy. On May 1st of last year, the US Dept. of Education released a list of 55 Institutions of Higher learning that are under federal investigation for possible US Title IX violations. USC Title IX provides that institutions … More Amid Sexual Harassment Probe, Prestigious University Lowers Legal Standard