About the Authors
After becoming a member of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in the 1960s, Terence Dickinson worked as a staff astronomer at two major planetariums. In 1994, he cofounded SkyNews, Canada’s astronomy magazine. He was the author of several popular books, notably NightWatch and The Universe and Beyond. He received major awards, among them the Royal Canadian Institute’s Sandford Fleming Medal and the Order of Canada (OC). Sadly, Terence passed away on February 1, 2023 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.
Alan Dyer is now happily retired from many rewarding years producing planetarium shows for the theatres in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Calgary, Canada. A former editor on staff with Astronomy magazine in the early 1990s, Dyer was a regular contributor to SkyNews, Canada’s stargazing magazine until it shut down in 2023, and still to Sky & Telescope. He is the author of several ebooks, including How to Photograph and Process Nightscapes and Time-Lapses. The main belt asteroid 78434 is named for him.
Ken Hewitt-White developed a passion for astronomy as a child and has been observing the night sky ever since. Following a 20-year career as a show producer at Vancouver’s MacMillan Planetarium, Ken turned to writing full time. His award-winning work includes a documentary TV series, two books and countless magazine articles. Ken and his wife Lynda live in southwestern British Columbia, close to the mountains where they go stargazing every summer. Ken led the work to revise the book NightWatch.
The book was published in September 2021 and revised slightly in a 2023 printing. If you have questions or comments about our book, please reach out to us with your contact information below (be sure to type your email correctly or we won’t be able to reply!). You can send a message to any of us using the form below.
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