You may have noticed a new headshot in our "Lineup" on page 5 Friday and Saturday. Hilary Smith's "Eye on Invasives" column has again gone on hiatus for the winter, and we are pleased to announce that Aileen O'Donoghue will replace it with a column about astronomy.
The column's name sparks the imagination - "The Wilderness Above." Here in the Adirondacks, we are quite aware of the wilderness on Earth's surface, but how much more wild and natural is the rest of the universe?
O'Donoghue is an associate professor of physics at St. Lawrence University in Canton and teaches courses in astronomy, physics and climate. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Adirondack Public Observatory, which is planned for construction in Tupper Lake, and she will write this column on the observatory's behalf.
"The Wilderness Above" will begin Nov. 2, alternating Tuesdays with Randy Lewis' "Actively Adirondack." We are looking forward to it and looking up at the night sky.