The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding Our View of Planet Earth

A Meeting to Honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th Birthday

  • Wayne Orchiston

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 334)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Woodruff T. Sullivan III
      Pages 3-12
  3. Astrobiology

    1. Steven J. Dick
      Pages 15-26
    2. Christopher Chyba
      Pages 27-39
  4. History of Astronomy

    1. K. I. Kellermann
      Pages 43-70
    2. Richard Strom
      Pages 93-106
    3. Bruce Balick
      Pages 183-190
    4. Richard Jarrell
      Pages 191-202
    5. Peter Abrahams
      Pages 203-214
    6. Robert W. Smith
      Pages 215-228
    7. David DeVorkin
      Pages 229-250
    8. Ron Brashear
      Pages 251-260
    9. Virginia Trimble
      Pages 261-270
  5. Sundials and Art

    1. James Evans
      Pages 273-292
    2. Rebecca Cummins
      Pages 293-310
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 311-334

About this book


This unique work celebrates the 60th birthday of Professor Woodruff Sullivan III (University of Washington, Seattle). The ‘Woodfest’ conference attracted some of the world’s leading astrobiologists and historians of astronomy, so it is no surprise this book provides a collection of key papers and reviews on the history of astronomy, astrobiology and sundials.

The emphasis on radio astronomy in the historical papers is a fitting reminder that Woody is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority in this field. But there are also papers on astrobiology, which reflect his intimate involvement in this exciting multidisciplinary field. The papers on sundials reveal another passion and his quest to make Seattle the sundial capital of North America!

This book will appeal to professional and amateur astronomers, and is a tribute to one of the world’s most remarkable astronomers.


astrobiology astronomy history of astronomy history of radio astronomy history of space astronomy sundials

Editors and affiliations

  • Wayne Orchiston
    • 1
  1. 1.Anglo-Australian ObservatorySydneyAustralia

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