My first interviews for this current astronomy story were with the astronomers I’ve known and known of for decades — whose research I’ve followed, whose talks I’ve attended, whom I’ve interviewed, as I said, for decades.  The astronomers were what they have been likely to be:  men. Astronomer:  Werk looked at other metal lines.  She […]

What I’m Not Going to Do

I have an assignment from a magazine to write a profile of a woman astronomer.  I am delighted about this: the magazine is excellent, the editors are superb, and the woman astronomer is impressive.  I did notice that the assignment came just before the magazine announced publicly it needs to redress its problem with a […]