The eye can only reveal what the mind is prepared to see.
Does our love of the new and strange, both in literature and science, flow from the same wellspring? On the restorative power of surprise. (900 words)
Does the citizen scientist have a long term future? It depends on the future of both the citizen and the scientist. (4000 words)
One astronomer’s dimpled pie is another’s cratered moon. How can our mind’s eye learn to see the new and unexpected? (3900 words)
An interview with Rob Ferret of Wisconsin Public Radio. The stars, Polynesian voyaging, human exploration of the solar system. It’s all here. (12 mins. listening time)
For most of human history, the stars told us where we were in space and time. Have we forgotten how to look up? (3600 words)