An astronomer's tale : a bricklayer's guide to the galaxy / Gary Fildes.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Arrow Books,
ISBN: 9781784754389 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Century, 2016.
Gary Fildes is not your average astronomer. After leaving school at 17 he went to work on a building site, where he stayed for a quarter of a century. Then one day, middle age approaching alarmingly, he acted on his life-long passion. The stars. Today Gary is the founder and lead astronomer of Kielder public observatory, a state-of-the-art visitor attraction that is amongst the best in the world. In this inspiring and accessible book, Gary shares his life's enthusiasm for the night sky.
xxi, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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