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Priyamvada Natarajan is a Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale, where she also directs the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities. She is the author of Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos. (July 2021)
All Things Great and Small
The origins and fates of atoms and galaxies are closely intertwined.
Neutron Stars: The Quest to Understand the Zombies of the Cosmos
by Katia Moskvitch
The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
by Katie Mack
Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality
by Frank Wilczek
July 1, 2021 issue
In Search of Planet X
Discovering Pluto: Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System
by Dale P. Cruikshank and William Sheehan
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon
Should We Colonize Other Planets?
by Adam Morton
October 24, 2019 issue
Science is not an activity reserved for male geniuses working on their own.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
by Dava Sobel
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
by Nathalia Holt
May 25, 2017 issue
After Einstein: The Dark Mysteries
Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved
by Marcia Bartusiak
The Hunt for Vulcan: ...And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe
by Thomas Levenson
June 9, 2016 issue
Revelations from Outer Space
Beyond generating awe and wonder, what scientific purposes do astronomical images serve?
Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time
by Michael Benson
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes—Photographs from the International Space Station
by Chris Hadfield
a film directed by Christopher Nolan
The Science of Interstellar
by Kip Thorne, with a foreword by Christopher Nolan
May 21, 2015 issue
What Scientists Really Do
How could the public be better educated about the nature of scientific inquiry?
Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything
by Philip Ball
Ignorance: How It Drives Science
by Stuart Firestein
October 23, 2014 issue
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