Did you catch Discussion #1422 on WSO last night? See here for a screen grab. I am not sure why the thread was deleted. Basic story seems to be that Professor Jay Pasachoff is involved in an ugly dispute with one-time friend and co-author Philip Seldon. I think that Seldon maintains this website, including gems like:

FAMED ASTRONOMER’S LITERARY WORK DEEMED UNFIT TO BE PUBLISHED BY THE EXALTED

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

WILLIAMS COLLEGE PROFESSOR’S CONTRACT SUMMARILY CANCELED IN POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST SCANDAL TO HIT THE FIELD OF ASTRONOMY IN DECADES

Whatever you say, friend. Just, please, step away from the keyboard.

This is one of the few cases that I won’t recommend that you “Read the whole thing.” Someone, presumably Seldon, now makes a habit of sending out e-mails on this topic to a wide cross-section of the Williams community. Ben Rudick ’08 forwarded a copy to me. Have any readers received a copy?

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