The twenty-fifth anniversary of the Challenger disaster recalled for me a couple of questions that haven’t gotten a lot of attention over the past quarter of a century. The first was occasioned by some of the reactions to that tragedy: Why should we expect human exploration of space to be safe? The second is more far . . . → Read More: Are We Stuck on Earth?
Astronomer Martin Gaskell has sued the University of Kentucky for discrimination based on religious faith when, in 2007, they bypassed him in favor of someone else to head their observatory. According to the NYTimes, the lawsuit alleges that Gaskell was denied the position on the basis of his religious beliefs. Martin and his wife have been . . . → Read More: Faith-Based Hiring?
The 2010 ASA annual meeting is set to begin on Friday July 30. The first plenary talk will feature Congressman Venon Ehlers, an ASA member for many years. Other plenary speakers and contributed papers can be seen in the final program and the abstract book.
Audio files of talks are being posted at
Attendees and ASA members . . . → Read More: Science, Faith, and Public Policy