Astronomer sees link for God, science

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --- A Christian astronomer who sued the University of Kentucky for religious discrimination says the divide between faith and science is an "illusion...

Carl Sagan, astronomer, storyteller and visionary, dead at 62

...who rhapsodized about a universe populated by "billions and billions" of stars, was a rare star himself: a celebrity astronomer who helped make the vast unknown a little less mysterious. Sagan died of pneumonia Friday at age 62 at the Fred Hutchinson...

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Vatican's chief astronomer: 'intelligent design' isn't science

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that "intelligent design" isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking...

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Planet found outside solar system isn't after all, astronomer says

The first world ever found beyond the solar system is but an illusion, a Canadian astronomer contends. His colleagues are just fooling themselves if they think they've found a planet about half the size of Jupiter orbiting...

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Flowing water means life on Mars possible, scientists say

...but that it is spread thin.The notion of water and life on Mars has been irresistible for generations. In 1877, Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli spied what he called "canali" on Mars ? Italian for "channels" ? but the word was mistranslated...

Astronomer is the 'Star of the Keck'

...the far reaches of the cosmos is the astronomer whom the telescope operator calls...the boys -- that a woman can be an astronomer." While she was a graduate student...most recently the prize for outstanding astronomer under 36. And chances are, she will...

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Amateur astronomer finds diamonds in the sky

...Hedges discovered the ancient lost city of Ubar in southern Oman in 1992. Alan Hale, an astronomer from New Mexico, and Thomas Bopp, an amateur astronomer from Arizona, discovered the spectacular comet Hale-Bopp in 1995. Roland Clarkson...

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Astronomer helps pupils with rockets

...Christian Schools in Columbia County. The pupils, however, had some help from three Canadian visitors -- two rocketeers and an astronomer who spent the week at the school, passing their expertise on to the pupils. The rockets -- made of paper, plastic and...

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Amateur astronomer discovers new comet

...Constellation in the heart of the Summer Milky Way, which is a specific section of the Milky Way galaxy. A Japanese amateur astronomer, Shigeki Murakami, sighted the comet a few hours later and is considered a co-discoverer. The find was dubbed Comet Snyder-Murakami...

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The astronomer who tried to save Pluto takes on a more cosmic issue: God

...author is both a believing Christian and a world-class scientist, now retired as a Harvard historian of science and senior astronomer with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. It appears just after "The Language of God" (Free Press), a best-seller...

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