Galileo


Venus, Mars and a slight crescent moon gather together in the sky on February 20, 2015.
He’s on a roll! Another guest post – on Lunar New Year! – from Jim Lattis, director of UW Space Place and a faculty associate in the Department of Astronomy: Crescent Moon, Gibbous Venus, Dim Mars Should the sky cooperate this weekend, look for some interesting groupings of the very young […]

Catch a lunar love and war triangle


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I didn’t know it at the time, of course, but UW-Madison science historian David Lindberg gave me the context for a career. As a science writer, I mostly cover discrete developments in science, the plodding, step-by-step construction (or deconstruction) of knowledge. That immersion in the minutiae of the natural or […]

Lessons of a Lifetime