The department learned recently that Jared Buss has been awarded the 2012-2013 History of Science Society / NASA Fellowship. The History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Division, funds a nine-month research project that is related to any aspect of the history of space science, from the earliest human interest in space to the present. The program is broadly conceived and includes the social, cultural, institutional and personal context of space-science history. The fellowship supports Jared’s dissertation research, focused on the work and world of the science writer and space promoter Willy Ley. Because Ley wrote many pieces on natural history as well as on space, the dissertation incorporates literature on natural history and nature writing, and on Romantic values in science. Jared’s PhD supervisor is Professor Hunter Heyck.
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