This week, Derrick focuses attention on the contributions of minorities and women to the field of astronomy.
There are many birth anniversaries of note this week:
March 13 – Astronomer Percival Lowell, born in 1855;
March 14 – Albert Einstein, born in 1879, Astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, born in 1835, and astronaut Gene Cernan, born in 1934
March 15 – astronaut Alan Bean, born in 1932;
March 17 – astronaut Jim Irwin, born in 1930.
Venus is sinking into the west – don’t miss it !