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Geoffrey Marcy

Geoff Marcy, Exoplanet Leader, in Growing Sexual Harassment Crisis

Geoffrey Marcy, a top figure in exoplanet discovery since the field began and one of America's best-known astronomers, sexually pressured and harassed students and researchers training under him for at least a decade, an investigation by the University of California at Berkeley concluded last June. The university kept the report, and its warning to...

Christoff Rollwagen

A Look Back at the Total Lunar Eclipse

Call it a blood Moon, supermoon, harvest Moon, a portent of the apocalypse, or just a regular ol' total lunar eclipse — for those who caught a glimpse, last night's celestial event did not disappoint. Sky & Telescope editors had been looking forward to last night's total lunar eclipse for a multitude reasons. For...