Dr. Donald Goldsmith

"Dr. Donald Goldsmith (the one in RED) on Antarctica and the Falkland."

  • Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1959‐63: B.A. 1963
  • University of California, Los Angeles: Graduate study in astronomy, 1963‐64
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1964‐69: Ph.D. in astronomy, 1969
  • University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1980‐83: J.D., 1983
Professional Memberships:
  • American Astronomical Society; Chair, Council on Employment, 1972‐74
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific; Board of Directors, 1977‐1983
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow since 1999)
  • International Astronomical Union
  • Award for best science book of the year from Amazon.com, for Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution (co‐written with Neil Tyson), 2004
  • American Astronomical Society: Annenberg Award for lifetime achievement in astronomy education, 1995
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Dorothea Klumpke‐Roberts Award for lifetime achievement in popularization of astronomy, 1990
  • American Institute of Physics: Science Writing Award, 1986
  • Griffith Observer Essay Contest (popular astronomy essays): First Prize, 1983; Second Prize, 2012
Books by Donald Goldsmith:
  • 400 Years of the Telescope. (Chico, CA: Interstellar Studios), 2009
  • Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution (with Neil Tyson). (New York: W. W. Norton, Inc.), 2004
  • Chaos to Cosmos: A Space Odyssey (with Laura Danly and Leonard David) (Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing), 2003
  • Connecting with the Cosmos: Nine Ways to Experience the Majesty and Mystery of the Universe (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.), 2002
  • The Search for Life in the Universe (with Tobias Owen; 3d. ed.) (Sausalito, CA: University Science Books), 2001
  • The Runaway Universe: The Race to Find the Future of the Cosmos (Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books), 2000
  • Voyage to the Milky Way: The Future of Space Exploration (New York: TV Books), 1999
  • The Ultimate Planets Book (New York: Byron Preiss Visual Productions), 1998
  • The Hunt for Life on Mars (New York: Dutton), 1997
  • Worlds Unnumbered: The Search for Extrasolar Planets (Sausalito, CA: University Science Books), 1997
  • The Ultimate Einstein (with Robert Libbon) (New York: Byron Preiss Visual Productions), 1997
  • Einstein's Greatest Blunder? The Cosmological Constant and Other Fudge Factors in the Physics of the Universe (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press), 1995
  • The Search for Life in the Universe (with Tobias Owen; 2d. ed.) (Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley), 1992
  • The Astronomers (companion volume to PBS series) (New York: St. Martin's Press), 1991 Mysteries of the Milky Way (with Nathan Cohen) (Chicago: Contemporary Books), 1991
  • Space Telescope: Eyes Above the Atmosphere (with George Field) (Chicago: Contemporary Books), 1990
  • Supernova: The Exploding Star of 1987 (New York: St. Martin's Press), 1989
  • The Evolving Universe (2d. ed.) (Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley), 1985
  • Nemesis: The Death-Star and Other Theories of Mass Extinction (New York: Walker Books), 1985
  • Cosmic Horizons (with Robert Wagoner) (San Francisco: W. H. Freeman), 1983
  • The Evolving Universe (Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley), 1981
  • The Search for Life in the Universe (with Tobias Owen) (Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley), 1980
  • The Universe (Menlo Park, CA: W. A. Benjamin), 1977
  • From the Black Hole to the Infinite Universe (with Donald Levy) (San Francisco: Holden-Day), 1974
  • President, Interstellar Media, 1974‐present (Interstellar Media produces books and other materials on scientific topics, and consults for television documentary programs)
  • Consultant, 2010‐2011, for "EARTH: THE OPERATORS' MANUAL" (one‐hour documentary), broadcast on the PBS network in April 2011
  • Science Editor and Co‐Writer, 2007‐2008, for "400 YEARS OF THE TELESCOPE" (one‐hour documentary), first broadcast on the PBS network in 2009
  • Science Editor and Co‐Writer, 1989‐90, for "THE ASTRONOMERS" (6‐hour PBS television series), first broadcast in 1990
  • Science Editor and Co‐Writer, 1985‐1986, for "IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? With Lily Tomlin"(PBS NOVA television program), first broadcast in 1986
  • Consultant, 1978‐1980, for "COSMOS" (13‐hour PBS television series), first broadcast in 1980
  • Visiting Lecturer (astronomy), University of California, Santa Cruz, Spring 1998, Spring 1986, Summer 1980
  • Visiting Associate Professor (astronomy), University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2000, Spring 1993, Spring 1992, Fall 1990
  • Visiting Lecturer (astronomy), University of California, Berkeley, Spring 1988, Fall 1985, Spring 1984, Winter 1983, Fall 1982, Winter 1981, Winter 1980
  • Visiting Lecturer (physics), Stanford University, Spring 1983
  • Visiting Lecturer (astronomy), University of California, Irvine, Spring 1979
  • Visiting Professor (astrophysics), Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, winter 1977
  • Visiting Lecturer (astronomy), Cornell University, Summer 1973
  • Assistant Professor, Earth & Space Sciences Department, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, 1972‐74
  • Postdoctoral research fellow (astronomy), University of California, Berkeley, 1970‐71
  • Postdoctoral research fellow (astrophysics), Stanford University, 1969‐70
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