Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers / Edition 1

by Marvin Bolt, JoAnn Palmeri, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher
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0387310223
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9780387310220
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ISBN-13: 9780387310220
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: Springer Reference Series
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 1348
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Thomas Hockey received the first PhD in Astronomy & History granted by New Mexico State University, studying under astronomers Herbert and Reta Beebe and historian William Eamon. The near-alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and the exploitation of that alignment by the Voyager spacecraft (1980s), inspired Hockey to conduct a historical examination of the outer Solar System. The impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy-9 with Jupiter (1994) created new interest in his historical study of the giant planet. Hockey’s subsequent book led to the publishing relationship that today results in the multi-year effort known as the Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers.

Thomas Hockey is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Northern Iowa. He serves as chair of the American Astronomical Society’s [AAS] Historical Astronomy Division and is secretary of the International Astronomical Union’s Commission 41 Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage. He also edit’s the AAS’s journal, Astronomy Education Review. Hockey is married with two children and a Siberian Husky.

Table of Contents

Astronomers’ biographies alphabetized from A to Z.

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