Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA, explains the history and importance of the Outer Space Treaty
Discussing the cosmic mystery of dark matter at the Director’s Annual Dinner.
Since the dawn of human consciousness, a total eclipse has been seen as unsettling, even frightening, a short-lived triumph of evil over good that was thought to be a bad omen. Attitudes towards this drama changed over the millennia, first with ancient calendars that charted the rhythms of the heavens, then with increasingly accurate scientific observations of the moment when the Moon snuffs out the Sun. As this way of thinking took hold, the eclipse morphed from a mystical into […]