Royal Astronomical Society CANCELS NASA Telescope for Being Homophobic

SHARE
TWEET
Royal Astronomical Society CANCELS NASA Telescope for being Homophobic

The Royal Astronomical Society has canceled NASA’s James Webb space telescope, the most powerful observatory ever built, because it was named in honor of a man who reportedly purged gay staff.

The society, which is 202 years old, orders its members to refrain from using the telescope’s full title over claims Mr. Webb was a homophobe.

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) wrote in a statement earlier this year:

“His stewardship led to the success of space projects such as the Apollo landings. His historical reputation is, however, compromised by evidence that he took part in purges of gay men from the federal workforce in the 1940s and 1950s in the so-called Lavender Scare.”

“Dismissing employees for the sexual orientation is entirely unacceptable,’ the statement concluded.

The society said they wrote to the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency, and Nasa to voice concerns about the telescope’s naming process, dismissal of requests to rename the telescope, and the ‘apparent failure’ to investigate James Webb’s background.

“Until that investigation takes place and the results are made public, the RAS now expects authors submitting scientific papers to its journals to use the JWST acronym rather than the full name of the observatory,” they added.

RELATED: Pedophile Academic Calls on LGBT Community to Accept ‘Minor Attracted Persons’

The society argued that the naming process for large scientific projects should be more transparent, adding that they should have investigated Mr. Webb’s background before the telescope was named after him.

In November, NASA pushed back against claims its chief historian, Brian Odom, issued an 89-page report concluding accusations against Mr. Webb were misplaced.

The space agency admitted the federal government ‘shamefully promoted’ discrimination against gay employees in the 1960s. However, they concluded: “No available evidence directly links Webb to any actions or follow-up related to the firing of individuals for their sexual orientation.

The RAS said it was considering whether to change its position in light of the Nasa investigation.

“We’re very much aware of the report,” an official told The Times.

“We’ve looked at it with great interest, and our council is considering the best way to respond.”

“We just haven’t reached that position yet.”

NOTICE: Our comment section is currently disabled due to malicious attacks preventing our readers being able to comment properly. We are in the process are implementing a new system which will be live soon! Sorry for any inconvenience!

SHARE
TWEET
Telegram
Email
Reddit
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Breaking

Trending

McConnell Tells Johnson To Stop Worrying About Border and Fund Ukraine
McConnell Tells Johnson To Stop Worrying About Border and Fund Ukraine
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican House Mike Johnson that Ukraine funding is more...
Hunter Biden Admits His Father Is ‘The Big Guy’
Hunter Biden Admits His Father Is ‘The Big Guy’
Hunter Biden finally acknowledged that President Joe Biden is “the big guy,” a term used...
RFK Jr. Calls for Rand Paul to Replace Mitch McConnell: He Would Be an ‘Incredible Successor’
RFK Jr. Calls for Rand Paul to Replace Mitch McConnell: He Would Be an ‘Incredible Successor’
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky would...
CNN’s Anderson Cooper Snaps at Guest in Gaza Exchange: ‘Don’t Need a Lecture’
CNN’s Anderson Cooper Snaps at Guest in Gaza Exchange: ‘Don’t Need a Lecture’ - WATCH
Anderson Cooper interrupted former Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign co-chair, Nina Turner, after she criticized...
Nikki Haley Suffers Massive Setback: ‘It’s Over’
Nikki Haley Suffers Massive Setback: ‘It’s Over’
Long shot Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s campaign is effectively over, even if...
Legal Analyst: ‘Trump’s Due Process Rights’ Violated in CO Court Ruling
Legal Analyst: ‘Trump’s Due Process Rights’ Violated in CO Court Ruling
CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling violated Donald Trump’s...
Tulsi Gabbard: Democrats Are ‘Dictators’ Seeking to ‘Destroy Democracy’
Tulsi Gabbard: Democrats Are ‘Dictators’ Seeking to ‘Destroy Democracy’ - WATCH
Former Democrat Tulsi Gabbard accused the liberal left of being “dictators” who desire to...
Majority of Americans Now Want Border Wall, Thanks to Biden
Majority of Americans Now Want Border Wall, Thanks to Biden
The destruction of America under Joe Biden has woken the average sleeping American up from their slumber,...
Second Largest Fire in State History Ravages Texas, Engulfs 850,000 Acres
Second Largest Fire in State History Ravages Texas, Engulfs 850,000 Acres
An enormous fire broke out in the Texas Panhandle on Monday, engulfing over 850,000 acres, becoming the...
British Pop Star Blows Whistle on Taylor Swift: 'She's Performing Satanic Rituals'
British Pop Star Blows Whistle on Taylor Swift: 'She's Performing Satanic Rituals'
British singer from boyband ‘Boyzone’ has accused American Taylor Swift of performing ‘Satanic’...
0
What are your thoughts? Click to commentx
()
x

JOIN THE FIGHT!

SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE BREAKING NEWSLETTER STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX! 

We don’t spam! Read our Privacy Policy for more info.