Discovering the Secrets of the Universe with Devon Life writer Will Gater - Astronomy
PUBLISHED: 13:22 06 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:00 20 February 2013
Devon's Will Gater wrote his first published magazine feature, 'Dark Sky Delights' for Devon Life when he was reading Astrophysics at University College, London. I met Will to chat about his fascinating new book, 'The Cosmic Keyhole'. More & video.
Devon's celebrity astronomer, Will Gater, wrote his first published magazine feature, 'Dark Sky Delights' for Devon Life when he was reading Astrophysics at University College, London. I met Will to chat about his fascinating and successfulnew book, 'The Cosmic Keyhole'.
Since his early days writing astronomy articles for Devon Life, Will Gater has acquired a degree in Astrophysics from University College, London, has written for theUK's leading specialist Astronomy magazines and has worked with the European Space Agency.
I love his new book, 'The Cosmic Keyhole'because it immerses us in the wonder and the beauty of the stars, the moons and the planets andis full of excitement and surprises. Will Gaterleads us through some of the recentscientific advances that are helping us to unlock the secrets of the universe.If you're not a star-gazer now, this book will surely inspire you.
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For more information have a look at Will Gater's Astronomy Website
Photo: Will Gater withhis new book, 'The Cosmic Keyhole' and one of his many telescopes!
Videothumbnail image courtesy of European Space Agency & NASA
Its not often I come across a book that puts the wow! factor into astronomythis is a genuine page-turner, leaving you almost breathless by the end of most chaptersFor those that have a curiosity about the Universe and would like to catch-up with all that has been happening in the past few years, then this book really is a must-buythis really is the most outstanding writing Ive read in a very long time. John Rowlands reviewing The Cosmic Keyhole in Astronomy Now magazine
"From the hardiest microbes surviving at -39C to gamma-ray bursters at the edge of the Universe, Gater describes them all with thoroughness and enthusiasm. Marcus Chown, reviewing The Cosmic Keyhole in Sky at Night Magazine