Stephen Case
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Geosciences, Olivet Nazarene University

Stephen Case is a historian of astronomy at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois and the director of Strickler Planetarium on campus. He is also the associate director of the university honours programme. His latest book is Making Stars Physical: The Astronomy of Sir John Herschel (2018).

Written by Stephen Case

Planetary System. Eclipse of the Sun. The Moon. The Zodiacal Light. Meteoric Shower. From Yaggy’s Geographical Study, 1887. Courtesy the David Rumsey Map Collection

Essay/
History of science
Naming the Universe

How the quick thinking of internationally minded astronomers avoided stamping the solar system with petty European rivalries

Stephen Case