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Joel H. Metcalf Biography (Part 3)

Joel Hastings Metcalf Part 3: From Amateur to Expert Following his period of study at Oxford and time of further rest away from his ministerial profession, Metcalf found himself in Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1904, where he had accepted a position at the Unitarian Church. He became associated with the Harvard…

Joel H. Metcalf Biography (Part 2)

Joel Hastings Metcalf Part 2: The Cultivation of a Passion Metcalf’s fascination with astronomy would prove to be much more than a youthful pursuit forgotten with age, though it would not be center of his professional life either. That role was left to his work as a preacher, a calling…

Joel H. Metcalf Biography (Part 1)

 Joel Hastings Metcalf Part 1: From An Early Age The Reverend Joel Hastings Metcalf was a passionate figure who made many important and fascinating contributions to the field of astronomy at Harvard during the early part of the 20th century. Being trained and educated as a minister, astronomy was not…

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for February 2015 Highlights… A summary of the past, present, and future of Moon exploration from the European Space Agency, who also share a vision for what Lunar exploration could be; The Russian Federal Space Agency posted two videos recently, one showing what it would look like…

CfA Bibliography for January 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in January 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: January 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for January 2015 Happy New Year! Highlights… This year, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years of transforming our view of the universe; A color image of stars from the globular star cluster Omega Centauri are sorted by brightness and color to construct a Hertzsprung-Russel diagram, an…

CfA Bibliography for December 2014

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in December 2014 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: December 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for December 2014 Highlights… NASA scientists Holly Gilbert and Alex Young talk about a sunspot larger than any seen in the last 24 years currently found on our star; After ten long years journeying through space, Philae finally touches down onto the surface of a comet!; Coming…

CfA Bibliography for November 2014

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in November 2014 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: November 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for November 2014 Highlights… MAVEN reached Mars in September and has begun studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet in an attempt to figure out what happened to the atmosphere of Mars; Unexpectedly, the Arctic and Antarctic regions react differently to changing climate conditions. A video…