About the Author

Thomas Wm. Hamilton taught astronomy for 32 years. He has devoted his efforts since retiring to writing about astronomy as well as three books of science fiction. The author lived most of his life in big cities including San Francisco and New York, “which are about as bad for viewing the sky as living in a cave. The year I spent in New Hampshire was the best time for getting personally acquainted with the night sky. The asteroid 4897 was named by the International Astronomical Union Tomhamilton for me.”