Portraits of Astronomers Book
Book £12.50 plus post and packing £4 to UK £6.02 to Europe £10.42 to USA
Sir Martin Rees
Portraits of Astronomers comprises of thirty- eight photographic portraits of leading UK astronomers, spanning the era of early discoveries in radio astronomy right up to the latest developments in astrophysics and cosmology. The sitters, who include Bernard Lovell, Martin Rees, Margaret Burbidge, Carole Jordan, Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, describe what inspired them to study astronomy, and so provide further insight into their remarkable lives. The book accompanied a touring exhibition during the celebrations for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
‘The faces of British astronomers, colleagues and friends of mine, gathered in this book, radiate a story of quest, passion and fulfilment, attuned to the wonders of the Universe’
Catherine Cesarsky, President, International Astronomical Union