Space Travel?

The world is full! And we're eyeing on the outer space for our cosmic exodus. In an interview with Joe Rogan, Neil Degrysse Tyson professed an extraordinary claim: we are a 3 dimensional being, and if this dimension is too full, then perhaps, we should travel to the fourth dimension. We’ve got a nice broad… Continue reading Space Travel?

Margaret Hamilton: Her Codes Sent Us to the Moon

A century after Maria Mitchell paved the way for women to learn astronomy in a formal classroom and a few decades after the Harvard Computers laid the foundation for the discovery of distant galaxies, Margaret Hamilton wrote more than 10 books of software codes—by hand—that would send men to the moon for our first giant… Continue reading Margaret Hamilton: Her Codes Sent Us to the Moon

Laurie Anderson: To the Moon

Laurie Anderson was the first and last artist in residence at NASA. An avant-garde electronic musician of the 70s, she was called by NASA in 2003—the same year when Columbia space shuttle exploded—and was offered full creative freedom to create a theatrical piece about space travel. NASA has always had arts programs, even as early… Continue reading Laurie Anderson: To the Moon

Williamina Fleming: From Maid to Stardom

At the dawn of the 19th century, together with Harvard's head of observatory Edward Pickering, Williamina Fleming led the way for a new kind of system to look at the stars. And thus while the old time astronomer clings tenaciously to his telescope for visual observations, astronomical photography is leaving him far behind and almost… Continue reading Williamina Fleming: From Maid to Stardom

The Harvard Computers: The Women who laid the Foundation for Big Bang

In the coffee world, just before the green beans are bagged and shipped into various roasteries around the coffee, they're placed on the table and a group of women, with a quick yet sharp look, will manually sort them into groups. This is an important yet ever underestimated task. Spending a few hours a day… Continue reading The Harvard Computers: The Women who laid the Foundation for Big Bang

Maria Mitchell: The Women who Broke the Glass Ceiling

Long before women can run the world, Maria Mitchell, a woman from a small island in Massachusetts, opened and taught the first class of female astronomers in the US. Born in 1818, decades before women were seen as equal to men, Mitchell knew that women were confined in their seemingly predestined roles, whereas men were… Continue reading Maria Mitchell: The Women who Broke the Glass Ceiling