This server is now being discovered. Some times we have up to 50,000 hits a day which seems like a lot to us. We gratefully acknowledge the following sources of partial support for this project through grants and equipment:

We are now frequently asked about what our qualifications are and how reliable our information is. While we hope final judgement of the information rests with the reader themselves, we can say the following:

If you are interested in the qualifications of the Director of this project see below, but it's not very interesting reading:

Other key project personnel are:

Resume of G. Bothun


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Brief Statement on Educational Outreach

I strongly believe it is the personal responsibility of the scientist to help educate the public to show that we live in a rational universe. The current level of science literacy in this country is alarmingly low and does not bode well for a competitive advantage in a technical world. Must of this is a result of the way that we teach and/or present science to the lay public. In general, we present this as a collection of "facts" learned about the physical world. We rarely, if ever, present it as a discovery process in which the science is built on experimental results . With the widespread appeal of the Internet and its associated Web browsers, the scientist now has a good forum for placing their data and their explanations of it in a public forum for immediate access.. I was one of the first to do this and to see the potential and have been actively engaged in this enterprise for the last 4 years. We need to present science in a much more innovative and engaging way than has ever been done before and the new technologies are helping to do just that.