Jacqueline Mitton is author, co-author or editor of over 20 books and has acted as consultant for numerous others. She has specialized in writing for children, dictionaries and reference books, and collaborating with busy researchers on astronomy books for non-specialists. She has a degree in Physics from Oxford University and a Cambridge University PhD. For 15 years she was the press spokesperson for the Royal Astronomical Society. During that time she wrote hundreds of press notices about astronomical research and made scores of appearances in the media. For seven years she edited the Journal of the British Astronomical Association. See Jacqueline Mitton's books.
Simon Mitton has a degree in Physics from Oxford University and a Cambridge PhD. He began writing about science for magazines when he was an undergraduate. His magazine work led on to his writing three popular astronomy books, published by Faber and Faber. He also conceived and edited the ground-breaking Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy. He then pursued a successful career as a science publisher for many years and gained a reputation as an able and entertaining communicator. He now writes books and articles on modern astronomy and physics, and on the history of astronomy, including biography.