About the Author
Elinor De Wire has been enamored with the sky and all it contains since she first looked through a telescope at the planet Saturn. An avid amateur astronomer, she served on the staff of the Mystic Seaport Planetarium from 1988 to 1994, writing and producing programs, teaching astronomy courses, and lecturing. She has authored numerous articles on astronomy and often features sky topics in her newspaper column, "Shore Almanac." Her three childrens booksJourney Through the Universe, Activities for Young Astronomers, and Reach for the Skyare used in schools throughout the nation. A former resident of Florida, Ms. De Wire now watches the stars over her home in Seabeck, Washington.