| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Don L. Anderson, a professor emeritus of geophysics at Caltech and former head of its Seismological Laboratory, died of cancer Dec. 2 in Cambria, Calif., according to the school. He was 81.
Anderson directed the lab from 1967 to 1989 and continued to...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:18 PM
It doesn’t pay to bet against Kepler. Even though the NASA spacecraft was hobbled a year and a half ago, the battered telescope has still managed to find a super-Earth. At 20,000 miles across, the newly discovered planet is 2.5 times as wide as...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:00 PM
NASA has put telescopes on mountains and telescopes in space – but what about a telescope on a high-flying blimp?
Scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are designing a possible contest that could foster the building of...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:55 PM
It’s never too early to worry about asteroids wiping out life on Earth.
So say the folks who’ve been fretting for decades over just such a scenario -- among them, Queen guitarist-astrophysicist Brian May. They think it’s time all...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has taken home another prestigious award for his work on the expanding universe.
He showed that the universe is not just still expanding but that the...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Few endeavors embrace the disciplines of both science and art as vividly as astrophotography. While astronomical subjects such as the moon, stars, and of course the sun, have inspired artists for centuries, unprecedented advances in photographic...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:08 AM
His name sounds like one you'd give a character in a parody of patrician privilege.
But the real story of Chesley Bonestell, pronounced BON-uh-stell, has nothing to do with mixing G&Ts or being one of the strongest doubles partners at the club....
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:01 PM
With an Adler After Dark event last week, the Adler Planetarium's Doane Observatory quietly reopened for public use after a renovation that improved access to the building's 20-inch mirrored telescope, put in a lakeside ground-floor classroom/meeting...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 8:24 PM
John Derby spent his last summer vacation hobnobbing with famous astronomers as though they were old friends.
Studying the cosmos at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. — famed for its explorations of space and search for...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him.
"My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:02 PM
York County Planning Commission to review special use permit for Taco Bell and a nutrition company on Wednesday
The York County Planning Commission will review two requests for special use permits at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. One application is from...