Author: Stanley Fertig

Back from the Dead

To paraphrase Forest Gump, mishaps occur.  The second law of thermodynamics assures that you can expect a certain level of random breakdowns over time.  But

Alex Teachey, Exomoon Hunter

On December 13, 2019, the AAA hosted a presentation in the Kaufmann Theater of the AMNH by Alex Teachey, entitled “Exomoons: Kepler’s Hidden Gems.”  Teachey

The Grand Tour with Dr. David Helfand

The event may have been listed as The Grand Tour, but a more accurate title would be The Grand Tour de Force.  On May 31, Dr. David Helfand performed an incredible feat:  to compress most of the basic concepts in astronomy into a single, coherent and highly entertaining lecture of 56 minutes. 

Einstein’s Shadow with Seth Fletcher

What’s the world’s most famous photograph of 2019 to date?  If you’re reading this, you almost certainly chose the image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy M87, revealed to us on April 10.

An Interview with Sean Solomon

An interview with Sean C. Solomon, the Director of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and his new book “Mercury:  The View after MESSENGER”

Light:  Our Window to the Universe with Rose Gibson

We’re all familiar with light! Rose Gibson, graduate student in astronomy at Columbia University, surveyed the electromagnetic spectrum, and how we detect and make use of each part of it to learn about the cosmos. Find out more here!