Gingerich is senior astronomer emeritus at the Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory and Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and History of Science at
Harvard University. He is a
member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical
Society, and the International Academy of the History of Science. He has written
over 500 technical or educational articles and reviews and he has written more
popularly on astronomy in several encyclopedias and journals. His books include
The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus
(2004), God's Universe (2006), The Great Copernicus Chase: And Other Adventures in Astronomical History
(1992) and The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler (1993).
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