¡La segunga edición en español ha llegado!

Portada y contraportada de la segunda edición
June 18, 2015

  Una espectacular ventana al universo: guía del observatorio astrofisico del Roque de los Muchachos por Sheila M. Crosby Texto en español corrigido por Anjara Rodríguez Hernández (Libro en rustica de no ficción, 148 páginas, A5) Bienvenido al Roque de Los Muchachos, donde 15 telescopios de 19 países aprovechan al máximo el mejor cielo nocturno de Europa para explorar el cosmos. Descubre lo que se siente al trabajar en este…

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Finally put to bed.

Book tucked up in bed
June 1, 2015

At long,long last, the Spanish second edition of my guide book to the observatory, “Una espectacular ventana al universo” has gone to the printers. I’ve been trying to put it to bed for weeks, but it kept wandering downstairs asking for another drink of water. Here it is, finally tucked in with its favourite bookmark. In other news, Padwon needs a new home. I’m told he’s very well behaved and…

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Amazon links

The front cover for 'A Breathtaking Window on the Universe'
May 15, 2015

Well, I finally got my books on sale. I would very, very much appreciate reviews. I’m not asking anyone to lie, but if you liked any of my books, please put in a review. And if you didn’t like it, you are, of course, completely entitled to your opinion, but perhaps you’d like a cup of tea instead? And if you see anything wrong with the listing, please, please tell…

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Books on Amazon

The front cover for 'A Breathtaking Window on the Universe'
May 13, 2015

At long, long last, I’ve put two of my books up on Amazon, although so far they’re only visible on Amazon.es. I’ve been meaning to do it for ages. Even after I’d worked out which program to use (Amazon marketplace) it was quite slow. They wanted to know my name and address (fair enough) and my nationality, date of birth and passport number (no, I’m not the Tuvalu mafia money…

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Transvulcania runners visit the Observatory

Me and Transvulcania runners outside GTC., Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma
May 7, 2015

  Today 11 of the Transvulcania runners visited the observatory, together with about 20 journalists. Lucky me, I got the job of being their guide. So I showed them around GTC and the MAGIC. It felt a bit odd, because the runners were interested in the telescopes, but the photographers were largely interested in the runners. Well, it’s their job, obviously: they weren’t there for me or the telescopes. But at the end,…

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At Bleeding Last!

I finished the second edition of “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe” in July 2013. Almost immediately, I started work on the Spanish version. But I got interrupted by family holidays, distributing books, and writing “The Seer’s Stone” and translating it into “La piedra ocular” (while local government subsidies were available.) That took longer than anticipated, as these things generally do. Meanwhile I was tour guiding, blogging, writing the odd…

March 22, 2015
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