"Extraordinary. . . . A rich archaeological dig. . . . Bartusiak . . .introduces these astronomers with deftly written, insightful commentary. . . . [A] wonderful book."
—Sky & Telescope
"[Bartusiak] provides a helpful road map with her lucid explanatory essays and annotation."
—The New York Times
"Bartusiak has done astronomy a great favor."
"The reader gets not only a clear and concise history of astronomy . . . in Bartusiak's fine introductions . . . but also excerpts from many of the memorable papers written by the scientists who made the pivotal astronomical discoveries." —Scientific American
About the Author
Marcia Bartusiak is the author of Thursday’s Universe
, Through a Universe Darkly
, and Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony
. Her work has appeared in many magazines, including Astronomy
, National Geographic
, and Smithsonian
. A two-time winner of the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, she teaches in the graduate program in science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts, with her husband.