Stuart Clark has written over 15 books, been translated into over 20 languages and sold over 250,000 copies. He is a widely read astronomy journalist whose career is devoted to presenting the complex world of astronomy to the general public. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a former Vice Chair of the Association of British Science Writers and is the cosmology consultant for New Scientist. The Independent placed him alongside Stephen Hawking and the Astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Martin Rees, as one of the ‘stars’ of British astrophysics teaching. He won the 2013 European Astronomy Journalism Prize. Over the years Stuart has written for amongst others: BBC Sky at Night, BBC Focus, The Times, The Guardian, The Economist, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Daily Express and Astronomy Now and his hugely popular ongoing blog ‘Across the Universe’ for The Guardian.
Clark has contributed to, as well as performing in, the National Geographic programme Storm Worlds. His other numerous television and radio contributions in person include Radio 4’s Material World, Radio 3’s The Essay, BBC’s Tomorrow’s World and Nine O’clock News, and Channel 4’s Big Breakfast.
The Sun Kings published by Princeton University Press in 2007, won the Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Cosmology and Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers, and was shortlisted for the 2008 Royal Society Prizes for Science Books.
“Here is popular science at its best: accurate, meticulously researched … and full of adventures.” – Simon Mitton, Times Higher Education
“[Clark] preserves the important facts while skillfully immersing the reader in the turbulent events of 17th-century Europe … If Kepler wasn’t already your favourite historical astronomer, he will be after reading this book” – New Scientist
“This book is a moving and eye-opening story of brilliance and bravery, and the fight against bigotry and closed-mindedness.” – The Daily Mail
“In this well-researched and very well-written book, Clark tells the embattled, little-known history of modern astronomy, a spry tale full of intrigue, jealousy, spite, dedication and perseverance.” – Publishers Weekly
“The techniques of Carrington and his contemporaries gave birth to the new science of astrophysics, which can probe questions about the structure, function, and origin of the stars, planets, and the universe at large … From Carrington’s observations, Clark spins a lively account of seminal discoveries in spectroscopy, photography, and theoretical physics that led to the present-day understanding.” – Laurence A. Marschall, Natural History
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