Ken Croswell

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Ken Croswell is an astronomer and author living in Berkeley, California. His first degree, from Washington University in St. Louis, mixed science and wider interests, majoring in physics and minoring in English literature. He also got a PhD in astronomy from Harvard University for studying the Milky Way's halo.

He is primarily known as a writer on astronomy and space topics. He has written regularly the New Scientist, New York Times and various magazines in the popular science press. He is also the author of six books on astronomy, including The Alchemy of the Heavens and Planet Quest, and often reports on the radio program the John Batchelor Show.



  • Croswell, Ken (1995). The alchemy of the heavens : searching for meaning in the Milky Way. New York: Anchor Books.
  • — (1999). Planet quest : the epic discovery of alien solar systems. Oxford University Press.

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  1. ^ Scientific American often changes the title of a print article when it is published online. This article is titled "'Tadpole' Galaxies Offer Snapshots of the Milky Way’s Youth" online.

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