June 17, 2019

Review: Under the Radar by W.M. Goss & Richard X. McGee.

Out from Springer Press!

Among the well known personalities of science there lies those who have labored quietly but have an equally interesting story to tell. This week, we take a look at Under the Radar, a biography of the first woman in radio astronomy, Ruby Payne-Scott out from Springer Press. [Read more...]

Review: Miss Leavitt’s Stars by George Johnson.

An outstanding read!

Sometimes, the greatest discoveries in astronomy can come from those willing to interpret the data in a new way. Just such a paradigm shifting discovery was the result of the diligent work of one Henrietta Swan Leavitt, the subject of a biography by George Johnson which in turn is the topic of this weeks’ review, Miss Leavitt’s Stars out from Norton/Atlas Books. [Read more...]