Owen 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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