How can the astronomical perspective help us explain the mysteries of the universe?

Reflecting on the astronomers of the past, Owen Gingerich explores the nature of truth in science and how our understanding of the universe—its creation and design—is formed through observation, interpretation, and persuasion, as well as our personal picture of the world and our place in it.

Recent Articles

Our Imperiled World

Winter 2013

- The American Scholar

In the Orbit of Copernicus

Summer 2011

- The American Scholar

Starry Messenger

December 24, 2010

- The New York Times Sunday Book Review