"Eye on the Cosmos" examines the recent work of Dr. Sara Schechner, David P. Wheatland Curator, and her husband Kenneth Launie, as they rediscovered the lenses and cells of the Bruce Telescope at the Harvard's Oak Ridge Observatory, closed since the early 2000s. Sara and the CHSI have been working hard on salvaging the best telescopes and objects from that research observatory built in the 1930s.
Graduate students and faculty participating in this year's History Beyond the Classroomexpedition to the Galapagos Islands enjoyed the adventure of a lifetime while exploring firsthand the enormity of experiential learning and education.
The New York Times profiled an important new study by History of Science Professor Naomi Oreskes and postdoc Geoffrey Supran on climate change research and the politics of doubt-mongering in the case of Exxon-Mobil. They analyze four decades of documents from the company and find clear evidence of a strategy to mislead the public. Find written and video abstracts for study here. Read more about Study by Naomi Oreskes & Geoffrey Supran profiled in New York Times
"Ways of Knowing," presented annually by The Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School, is the biggest graduate conference in the field with about 120 panelists every year from 88 schools in the US and 20 different countries. The conference provides a forum for discussion, interdisciplinary explorations and professional development for graduate students and junior scholars at various stages of their career.
‘Merchants of Doubt’ co-author Prof. Naomi Oreskes champions the crucial role of verifiable facts in decision making, and the importance of scientists speaking out with values-based argument. Harvard Gazette, March 30, 2017
Under the theme "Serving Society Through Science Policy," the 2017 AAAS meeting featured renowned speakers discussing current issues in science, technology, and policy, with a focus on how to inform policies with the best scientific evidence. Prof. Naomi Oreskes presented a plenary titled "The Scientist as Sentinel."