In honor of the upcoming total solar eclipse (on August 21st, 2017 ☀️🌗🌎), our publisher, Black Dog & Leventhal has launched a new giveaway on Goodreads for our book "Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond". 

Enter for a chance to win one...

(Pictured: 2008 solar eclipse from Russia. (Kalan, CC BY 3.0))

On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Oregon to South Carolina. This event will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for millions in the United States who will get to experience what happens, f...

May 25, 2016

I have spent my academic and professional life reading and writing about astronomy. From my undergraduate days as an astronomy major to graduate school in science journalism and then moving on to work as the press officer for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory for over 1...

August 27, 2015

We've had some fun bits of news recently that we wanted to share with everyone.  In no particular order:

 

1) The publication date of our new book "Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond" has been pushed up two weeks from Nov 10 to Oct 27, 2015. So it is truly "coming so...

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