The Thirty Meter Telescope Project Exemplifies Scientific Progress and Indigenous Dispossession
by Marissa Gavin
The narrative of progress inspired by a new astronomy project clashes with the ongoing reality of indigenous dispossession in the selection of Mauna Kea, sacred to native Hawaiians, as the telescope's site.
SOURCE: The Local (Sweden)
'Star computer' from 1590 to return to Sweden
The rare instrument was stolen from a Swedish museum ten years ago.
SOURCE: Discovery News
Astronomers solve 'Stonewall' Jackson mystery
...[A]stronomers say they know why [Confederate troops] couldn't identify [Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville] — it's all because of the moon. Astronomer Don Olson of Texas State University and Laurie E. Jasinski, a researcher and editor at the Texas State Historical Association, report their findings in the May 2013 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine.Space sleuths"I remembered reading long ago that Stonewall Jackson was wounded by 'friendly fire' and that it happened at night," Olson told SPACE.com in an email. Olson decided to pursue the mystery on the occasion of the battle's 150th anniversary.
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