Moments and Metaphors…

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Comets, Philosophy, Science Fiction On a recent morning, in Lower Manhattan, 20 scientists, including me, gathered for a private screening of the new film Don’t Look Up, followed by lunch with the film’s director, Adam McKay. The film’s plot is simple. An astronomy graduate student, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), and her professor,Continue reading “Moments and Metaphors…”

The Lighthouse…

Topics: History, Science Fiction, Space Exploration, Spaceflight Widely considered to be the “Father of Science Fiction,” the famed French poet, novelist, and playwright known as Jules Verne celebrates what would have been his 193rd birthday this year.  Born Feb. 8, 1828, Verne ushered in the grand era of speculative fiction with his classic novels, “20,000Continue reading “The Lighthouse…”