July 9, 2016

Marie Curie website at the American Institute of Physics


Naomi Pasachoff’s Book Reviews

Contributor to Metascience, 2005-

Contributor to Physics in Perspective, 2007-2013:

Naomi Pasachoff’s Books


See Marie Curie’s website at the American institute of Physics.

Naomi Pasachoff’s Physics/Astrophysics Crosswords

A periodic table–themed crossword puzzle – April 29, 2019 –


See also earlier Crossword Puzzles:

December 11, 2017 
In honor of the LIGO detection of gravitational waves

January 1, 2016
Celebrating the International Year of Light
Physics Today 69(1), 13 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3038

December 1, 2015
Crossword puzzle—Celebrating the International Year of Light
Physics Today 68(12), 15 (2015); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3004

September 1, 2012
In memory of Niels Bohr
Physics Today 65(9), 9 (2012); https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.1695

Answers: In memory of Niels Bohr
Physics Today 65(10), 13 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1735

Other Naomi Pasachoff astronomy-related crossword puzzles



Contributor to the IAU Teaching Commission Newsletter

 Semi-annual reviews in the newsletter of theInternational Astronomical Union’s Commission on the Teaching of Astronomy (autumn 2009-autumn 2015)http://iaucc1.frm.utn.edu.ar/?page_id=214:

Fall 2009 (#71)

Renée Bergland, Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer among the American Romantics (Boston: Beacon Press, 2008). 

Elizabeth Rusch, The Planet Hunter: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto (Flagstaff: Rising Moon Books, 2007).

Spring 2010 (#72)

Charles T. Bourland and Gregory L. Vogt, The Astronaut’s Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More (New York: Springer, 2009).

James B. Kaler, Heaven’s Touch: From Killer Stars to the Seeds of Life, How We Are Connected to the Universe (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009). $24.95 (hardcover). xii + 250. ISBN 978-0-691-12946-4 5245.

Spring 2011 (#74)

Michael Hoskin, Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-691-14833-5. 237 + xvi. $29.95 hardcover.

Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2010. ISBN 978-0-38-53108-5. 267 + xiii. $25 hardcover.

Fall 2011 (#75)

Stuart Clark, The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2011).

ISBN 978 1 84697 174 7,ebook ISBN 978 0 85790 014 2

Govert Schilling, Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries (New York: Springer, 2011). $39.95 (hardcover). iv + 234.  ISBN 978-1-4419-7810-3.

Spring 2012 (#76)

Mary Brück, Women in Early British and Irish Astronomy: Stars and Satellites (Dordrecht: Springer, 2009). $129.00 (hardcover). xvii + 277.  ISBN 978-90-481-2472-5.

Anne L. Kinney, Diana Khachadourian, Pamela S. Millar and Colleen N. Hartman, eds., Women in Astronomy and Space Science: Meeting the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse Workforce. Proceedings from the conference held at The Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland, University College, October 21-23, 2009. www.nasa.gov

Spring 2013 (#77)

Stuart Clark, The Sensorium of God (Edinburgh: Polygon Books, 2012). 280 pp. HB ISBN 978-1-84697-187-7, £12.99.  PBK £7.99 and eBook, ISBN 978-1846972157.

Françoise Launay, The Astronomer Jules Janssen: A Globetrotter of Celestial Physics, trans. Storm Dunlop (New York: Springer, 2012). 220 + xv. HB $199. ISBN 978-1-4614-0696-9. Ebook, $99. ISBN 978-1-4614-0697-6.

Fall 2013 (#78)

Nick Kanas, Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography, 2nd ed. (New York: Springer, 2012). 528 + xxxv. PB $44.95. ISBN 978-1-4614-0916-8. eBook $35.99. ISBN 978-1-4614-0917-5.

Simon Mitton, Fred Hoyle: A Life in Science (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011). 369 + xi. PB $36.99. ISBN 978-0-521-18947-7.

Spring 2014 (#79)

Stuart Clark, The Day Without Yesterday: The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth Trilogy, Book III (Edinburgh: Polygon Books, 2013). 252. HB £12.99. ISBN 978-1-84697-247-8.

Biman B. Nath, The Story of Helium and the Birth of Astrophysics (Heidelberg: Springer, 2012). 285 pages. PB $39.95. ISBN 978-1-4614-5362-8.

Barrie W. Jones, Element 94: A Thriller for Young Adults (available from Amazon UK, 2011). 152 pages. PB £5.60. ISBN 978-1-291-32550-8. ISBN 978-1-4027-8071-4.

Fall 2014 (#80)

Donald W. Olson, Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Solve Mysteries in Art, History and Literature (New York: Springer, 2014). xvi + 355 pages. PB $39.99. ISBN 978-1-4614-8402-8. eBook $29.99. ISBN 978-1-4614-8403-5.

Jim Bell, The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy (New York: Sterling, 2013). 528 pages. HB $29.95.

Spring 2015 (#81)

Alan Hirshfeld, Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe (New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2014). 400 pages. PB $19.95. ISBN 978-1-934137-79-6.

Selected Correspondence of William Huggins, 2 volumes, ed. Barbara J. Becker (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014).  Volume 1: Selected Correspondence, 1859-1889. 641+L. Volume 2: Selected Correspondence, 1889-1915. 691+X. ISBN-13:9781848934153. $495 HB.

Fall 2015 (#82)

Richard Paul and Steven Moss, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015). 300+xii pages. HB $30.00. ISBN 978-0-292-77249-6.

Lily Koppel, The Astronaut Wives Club (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2014). 304+xvi pages. PB $17.00. ISBN 978-1-4555-0324-7.


. Semiannual reviews in IAU Commission C1 Astronomy education and Development Newsletter (Spring 2016-):

CC1 Newsletter:1-2016

Sylvia L. Boyd, Portrait of a Binary: The Lives of Cecilia Payne and Sergei Gaposchkin (Marco Island, FL: Penobscot Press, 2014). 507 pages. HB $35.50, from author, 40 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472. ISBN 0-89725-942-4.

CC1 Newsletter:2-2016

Jim Bell, The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission (New York: Dutton, 2015). 324+x pages. HB $27.95. ISBN 978-0-525-95432-3.

CC1 Newsletter:1-2017

Dava Sobel, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (New York: Viking, 2016). xii+324. ISBN-9780670016952. HB $30.00.

CC1 Newsletter:2-2017

Janna Levin, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space (New York: Knopf, 2016). 243 pages, HB $26.95. ISBN 978-0-307-95819-8.

CC1 Newsletter:1-2018

Carrie Brown, The Stargazer’s Sister: A Novel (New York: Pantheon Books, 2015). 332 pages, HB $25.95. ISBN 978-0-8041-9793-9.

CC1 Newsletter:2-2018

Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (New York: William Morrow, 2016). xviii + 347 pages. HC $27.99. ISBN 9780062363596. eBook $14.99. ISBN 9780062363619.


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