The following is a complete list of published work in Astronomy


Reflected Light: The Story of Mount Wilson Observatory. (Astronomy Now, February 2015). What does a maverick and mule have to do with the story of astronomy? Who was the mastermind behind the great Mount Wilson 100-inch reflector? What is the link between the Mount Wilson Observatory, Palomar, and Yerkes?

Caroline's Comets. (Astronomy Now, August 2014). Caroline Herschel was never in the shadow of her more famous brother William or nephew John. She discovered, among other things, nine comets.

Herschel's Sweeps. (Astronomy Now, September 2013). On 28 October 1783, William Herschel began to sweep the heavens with a new 20-foot telescope. This article assesses his methods of observations and highlights his major discoveries resulting from his 'review of the heavens' that was carried out over a 40 year period. 

Eddington: The English Einstein. (Astronomy Now, June 2013). This article commemorates the centenary of Sir Arthur Eddington's appointment as Plumian Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University and discusses whether Eddington can be compared to Einstein.

The Lady of the Stars. (Astronomy Now, April 2013). This article celebrates the work of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, at this the centenary of the Harvard photographic standard. 

Stellar Botany: The history of the HR diagram. (Astronomy Now, January 2013). This article commemorates the centenary of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram - the basis of our understanding of the lives of stars.

Herschel's Uranus. (Astronomy Now, January 2011). 25 years ago, Voyager 2 arrived at the planet Uranus. 230 years ago on 13 March 1781, William Herschel made the discovery of a lifetime that not only ensured his fame, but also vastly expanded our knowledge of the Solar System. 

Herschel's Saturn. (Astronomy Now, April 2010). While the Cassini spacecraft tastes the geysers erupting from Enceladus, 221 years ago the white Moon of Saturn was only just being discovered by the great Sir William Herschel.

Harriot and the early Moon mappers. (Astronomy Now, July 2009). With the 40th anniversary of the landing on the Moon; as part of the magazine's special focus feature, this article assesses the astronomers that mapped the Moon from Thomas Harriot to Sir Patrick Moore.

Herschel's Mars. (Astronomy Now, December 2007). Long before CCDs, webcams and GOTO mounts, William Herschel was observing the red planet and documenting phenomena that have only recently been confirmed by space probes that have visited. This article details Herschel's observations of Mars and tells the story of how he detected clouds in the planet's atmosphere. 

Back in Time.(The Sky At Night, December 2007). This article discusses what was happening on Earth when the light from a star we see now, first set out across space.

The Earl and the Spiral Nebula. (Astronomy Now, January 2006). This short article on William Parsons, Third Earl of Rosse, compliments an adjoining article by Nick Devereux entitled 'Old meets new at Birr Castle.'

The Way To Heaven. (Astronomy Now, January 2005). As well as his discoveries and scientific achievements, pre-eminent astronomer William Herschel also oversaw the construction of a technological marvel - his forty foot telescope.

New light for Leviathan. (Astronomy Now, December 2005). News update item on bringing back into use the Rosse 72" reflector at Birr Castle. 



Apollo: The Epic Journey To The Moon 1963 - 1972 by David West Reynolds. Published by Zenith Press. (Astronomy Now, September 2013)

Stargazing for Dummies by Steve Owens. Published by Wiley. (Astronomy Now, June 2013)

The Star of Bethlehem: Exploring the facts behind the most famous celestial object in history by David Collins. Published by Amberley. (Astronomy Now, May 2013)

The Jewel on the Mountaintop: European Southern Observatory through Fifty Years by Claus Madsen. Published by Wiley. (Astronomy Now, February 2013).

Destiny or Chance Revisited: Planets and their place in the Cosmos by Stuart Ross Taylor. Published by Cambridge University Press. (Astronomy Now, January 2013).

The Star Book: How To Understand Astronomy by Peter Greco. Published by David and Charles. (Astronomy Now, December 2012).

Galileo by J.L.Heilbron. Published by Oxford University Press. (Astronomy Now, November 2012).

Stars: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew King. Published by Oxford University Press. (Astronomy Now, October 2012).

A Discovery of New Worlds by Bernard de Fontenelle. Published by Hesperus Press. (Astronomy Now, October 2012).

The Sky At Night: Answers to Questions from across the Universe by Sir Patrick Moore and Dr Chris North. Published by BBC Books. (Astronomy Now, June 2012).

Chasing Venus: The race to measure the heavens by Andrea Wulf. Published by Random House. (Astronomy Now, June 2012).

The Construction of the Heavens: William Herschel's Cosmology by Michael Hoskin. Published by Cambridge University Press. (Astronomy Now, May 2012).

The Story of Astronomy by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest. Published by Cassell Illustrated. (Astronomy Now, April 2012). Read More

The Complete Guide to Herschel Objects by Mark Bratton. Published by Cambridge University Press. (Astronomy Now, March 2012). Read Here

Chasing Shadows: Mathematics, Astronomy and Early History of Eclipse Reckoning by Clemency Montelle. Published by Johns Hopkins University Press. (Astronomy Now, February 2012). Read More

Explorers of the Southern Sky by Raymond Haynes, Roslynn Haynes, David Malin, Richard McGee. Published by Cambridge University Press. (Astronomy Now, February 2012). Read More

The Power of Stars by Bryan E Penprase. Published by Springer. (Astronomy Now, January 2012). Read More

Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries by Govert Schilling. Published by Springer. (Astronomy Now, December 2011). Read More

Full Meridian of Glory by Paul Murdin. Published by Copernicus Books. (Astronomy Now, October 2011). Read More

Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks by Tyler Nordgren. Published by Springer-Praxis. (Astronomy Now, February 2011). Read More

Cosmos: An Illustrated History of Astronomy and Cosmology by John North. Published by The University of Chicago Press. (Astronomy Now, December 2010). Read More

The Sky At Night (Volume 13) by Sir Patrick Moore. Published by Springer. (Astronomy Now, November 2010). Read More

Countdown: Or, How Nigh is the End? by Sir Patrick Moore. Published by The History Press. (Astronomy Now, October 2010). Read More

The Heavens on Earth: Observatories and Astronomy in Nineteenth Century Science and Culture by David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, H Otto Sibum. Published by Duke University. (Astronomy Now, September 2010). Read Here

Women in Early British and Irish Astronomy by Mary Bruck. Published by Springer in association with the RAS. (Astronomy Now, August 2010). Read Here

A Passion for the Planets by William Sheehan. Published by Springer. (Astronomy Now, May 2010). Read More

The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition by Dan Hofstadter. Published by W W Norton & Co. (Astronomy Now, January 2010). Read More

Shrouds of the Night: Masks of the Milky Way and our awesome new view of the Galaxies by David L Block, Kenneth Freeman. Published by Springer. (Astronomy Now, September 2009). Read Here

The History of Astronomy by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest. Published by Cassell Illustrated. (The Sky At Night, December 2007).



Vintage Viewing. (The Sky At Night, November 2006). Letter regarding a broadcast of The Sky At Night on BBC Television in October 1977, in which Patrick Moore interviews Paul Doherty who was a well known amateur astronomer and astro-artist of the day.