Mar. 13, 2015—The American Association of Physics Teachers has given its 2015 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award to Vanderbilt’s David A. Weintraub, professor of astronomy. The award recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics.
Feb. 17, 2015—The 2015 Osher Lifelong Learning spring term at Vanderbilt, geared for those 50 and older, includes classes on religious beliefs and extraterrestrials, modern art, financial strategies, and diplomat Henry Kissinger.
Jan. 17, 2015—Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss his popular book "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life" Feb. 12 at the University Club.
Dec. 26, 2014—Electricity, learning, marijuana, outer space and planet Earth were the hot topics of 2014.
Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.
Dec. 2, 2014—"No matter which (a)theistic background informs your theology, you may have to wrestle with the data astronomers will be bringing to houses of worship in the very near future," writes astronomy professor David Weintraub for The Conversation.
Nov. 19, 2014—The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub’s latest book, which he'll discuss in a free campus lecture on Thursday.
Oct. 31, 2014—The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion will be addressed in a free, upcoming talk at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.
Sep. 29, 2014—David Weintraub's new book explores how leaders in the world's major religions will react to the discovery of extraterrestrial life.
Sep. 29, 2014—In the latest VUCast: A Vanderbilt astronomer looks at how different religions may handle alien life; why early Earth may not have been as “hellish” as first thought; and check out the national baseball championship bling! Watch now.
Oct. 14, 2013—Science has progressed from wild speculation about Earth’s planetary neighbors—including how they formed and whether they are inhabited—to a better understanding of our celestial neighborhood, David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, writes in "Scientific American."
Jan. 11, 2013—Stargazers, rejoice: The largest-ever 3-D map of the universe has been released to the public. The new map contains images of 200 million galaxies.