About the Author
Thomas Wm. Hamilton of Staten Island, New York, is the author of five other astronomy books, one science fiction novel, and an anthology of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and satire. He worked three years on the Apollo Project determining orbital characteristics, fuel usage, and radar accuracy requirements. The author taught college astronomy for thirty-three years while running planetariums and training students to enter the planetarium field. Retired in 2003, he has been writing ever since.