The Last Astronomer
This month’s story is based on a comment Steven Hawkins once made, that we should probably not try to contact extraterrestrial civilizations. According to Hawkins, our own history has shown that contact between a two cultures does not always go well for the people whose land is being visited.
The last two scientists on a distant planet try to reverse the damage done to their culture by a group of suspect Aliens. The scientists eventually succeed but not through the actions they had intended to use.