Tom Van Flandern received his Ph.D. degree in Astronomy from Yale University. He spent 20 years at the U.S. Naval Observatory, where he became the Chief of the Celestial Mechanics Branch. In 1991, Tom formed Meta Research, to foster research into ideas not otherwise supported solely because they conflict with mainstream theories in Astronomy and he is also the editor of the Meta Research Bulletin.
During the past few years, he has been a Research Associate at the University of Maryland Physics Department and a consultant to the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD, working on improving the accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS). In addition, Tom organizes the Eclipse Edge Expeditions to optimal solar eclipse viewing sites. He has been honored by a prize from the Gravity Research Foundation; served on the Council of American Astronomical Society's Division on Dynamical Astronomy; taught astronomy at the University of South Florida and to Navy Department employees; and been a consultant to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returned to 3/16/98, when astronomer Tom Van Flandern covered such topics as black holes, the Face on Mars, and the exploding planet hypothesis. More »
Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returned to 3/16/98 when astronomer Tom Van Flandern covered such topics as comets, black holes, the Face on Mars, and the exploding planet hypothesis. More »
UFO disclosure was addressed by two guests.In the second hour, Disclosure Project witness Dan Willis shared his testimony that he presented at the 2001 conference. In 1969, he was a code operator and translated a coded message from a Navy ship off the coast of Alaska. Sailors... More »
Research astronomer Tom Van Flandern discussed his exploded planets hypothesis, Big Bang theories, Mars artifacts, and the proposed changes in descriptions of our planetary line up. More »
A variety of guests shared their insights on the momentous Deep Impact mission and the results of the probe's collision with Comet Tempel 1 which occurred the night before. More »
Jon-Erik Beckjord, the Director for The Bigfoot Investigation Project, discussed his first-hand research into the mystery of Sasquatch, which he believes is paranormal in origin. More »
"There is evidence that the solar system started out with 12 planets of which only six remain today," said maverick astronomer Tom Van Flandern (metaresearch.org) when he appeared on Monday's show. Van Flandern was speaking about his Exploded Planet hypothesis, which suggests... More »