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In the Beginning

Natural History Magazine

The first few moments of the universe are in reach of our theories and, for the first time, in reach of our experiments.

Reaching for the Stars: America's Choice

Natural History Magazine

A sensitive reflection on the Columbia Shuttle tragedy and its implications for the future of space exploration.

Stick In the Mud Astronomy

Natural History Magazine

If you have nothing else to do at night, you can learn a lot about the sky from only a stick in the ground.

Footprints in the Sands of Science

Natural History Magazine

How different societies and cultures at different times have invested in cosmic discovery and left their mark on modern science.

Let There Be Dark

Natural History Magazine

Light pollution in all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum, and its damaging effects on astronomical research.

The Periodic Table of the Cosmos

Natural History Magazine

From helium, which was discovered on the Sun, to Uranium, which was named after the planet Uranus, the periodic Table of the elements is replete with references to astrophysics.

Hollywood Nights

Natural History Magazine

The embarrassing lack of attention to scientific detail in Hollywood movies makes for some laughable reflections.

On Being Baffled

Natural History Magazine

When scientists are confused or uncertain, contrary to what the media would have you believe, this is a normal, natural state of mind for the researcher

The Five Points of Lagrange

Natural History Magazine

In a system of two objects in mutual orbit, five points in space exist, in orbit with them, where all forces cancel. These spots make great places to erect space colonies and to otherwise collect and assemble space hardware.

Colors of the Cosmos

Natural History Magazine

The universe comes in many colors. Not all of them visible to the human eye.

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