Owen Gingerich, author of The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus, is a professor of Astronomy and the History of Science at Harvard University, as well as a senior astronomer emeritus at the Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory.
Our upcoming issue of The American Scholar will offer an assessment of how long it could take for us to reverse the billion-year-long natural process of Earth’s becoming habitable from the esteemed astronomer. Look out for “Our Imperiled World.”
In the summer of 2011, Gingerich wrote a story for us on the detective work behind the recent discovery of Copernicus’ remains in Poland and their ensuing reburial. Check out “In the Orbit of Copernicus” from The American Scholar.