November 24, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


This week's open threads have highlighted the accomplishments of several African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists. Today's post is going to focus on the current host of  Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Neil deGrasse Tyson ( born October 5, … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


Astronomer Derrick Pitts was born on January 22, 1955 in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, Pitts was fascinated by outer space and rockets. After graduating from Germantown Academy, he received his B.S. degree in … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


Dr. Beth A. Brown was born in Roanoke, VA in 1969. She liked science because she was always curious about how something worked and why something existed. She participated in science fairs in elementary school and junior high, but although space … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


Arthur Bertram Cuthbert Walker, Jr. (August 24, 1936 – April 29, 2001) was a solar physicist and a pioneer of EUV/XUV optics. He is most noted for having developed normal incidence multilayer XUV telescopes to photograph the solar corona. Two of his … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


George Robert Carruthers  is an African-American inventor, physicist, and space scientist. He has lived most of his life in Washington, DC. He is the inventor of the spectrograph, which is a moon-based observatory that was used on the Apollo 16 … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


This week's open thread will highlight African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists.  Gibor Basri is an American astrophysicist, born in New York on May 3, 1951. The son of Phyllis Basri, a professor of dance and ballet, and Saul Basri, … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African Americans in College Basketball History


Good Morning POU! Today we look at the historic 1965-66 Texas Western Miners Basketball Team. The 1965–66 Texas Western Miners basketball team represented Texas Western University, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso and was coached … [Read more...]