15 February

by Benjamin Laurence Deniston

29 October

by Meghan Rouillard

A recent NYT article called “Dying Satellites Could Lead to Shaky Weather Forecasts,” highlights the threat which the LPAC Science Research Team has warned of for over a year now. The current onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, a perfect storm of sorts of which we’ve yet to feel the full effect, has called attention to a probable gap in key weather forecasting data provided by our joint polar orbiting satellites, currently providing 84% of the data used in the main American computer model tracking Sandy.

15 September

Addendum to "Cranes of Kepler"

by David Shavin · July 5, 2012

Jeremiah Horrocks' devotion and passion, in his last four years, for continuing the truthful scientific path of Johannes Kepler was the blossoming of his devotion to and passion for his Puritan religion during his first eighteen years. The story is interwoven with the founding of America.

15 September

The Transit of Venus, or, The Cranes of Kepler

by David Shavin · June 15, 2012

The first recorded sighting of the transit of Venus was the product of three young followers of Kepler in 1630's England, who styled themselves, 'Nos Keplari'. They all died young, and their suppressed work was finally published two decades later by Hevelius. This Polish astronomer also obtained Kepler's papers, and, when he announced his intention to publish them, he came under intense scrutiny from the British Royal Society. When his observatory was destroyed by arson, the papers of Kepler, and Hevelius himself, survived - to the dismay of some in England.