Jacqueline Mitton Simon Mitton March 2020

Jacqueline Mitton is author, co-author or editor of over 20 books and has acted as consultant for more than 40 others. She has specialized in writing for children, dictionaries and reference books, and collaborating with busy researchers on astronomy books for non-specialists. Vera Rubin: A life (Harvard University Press 2021) will be her first biography. She has a degree in physics from Oxford University and a doctorate in astronomy from Cambridge University. For 15 years she was the press spokesperson for the Royal Astronomical Society. During that time she wrote hundreds of press notices about astronomical research and made dozens of appearances in the media. She edited the Journal of the British Astronomical Association for seven years. See Jacqueline Mitton's books.

Simon Mitton has a degree in physics from Oxford University and a doctorate in physics from Cambridge University. He began writing about science for magazines when he was an undergraduate. His magazine work led on to his writing three popular astronomy books, published by Faber and Faber. He also conceived and edited the ground-breaking Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy. He then pursued a successful career as a science publisher for many years and gained a reputation as an able and entertaining communicator. He now researches and writes books and articles on the history of modern astronomy and physics, mostly with a biographical emphasis. See Simon Mitton's books.