Imagine how much more advanced society would be today if women, who comprise half the world’s brain power, were socially & intellectually enfranchised from the beginning of civilization. The stark beauty of Yellowstone Park, atop a dormant super-volcano. Reminders that not all of our planet is a haven for life. Across many parts of Earth’s surface, “Mother Nature” will just as soon see you dead. “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” Astronomy is out of this world.