Under an English Heaven: The Life of George Alcock

George Alcock is acknowledged by professionals worldwide as having been one of the most successful amateur astronomers of the 20th century. In 1959 he found a new comet - the first to be discovered in Britain since 1894. He scanned the night sky until his death in 2000, in the hope of adding to his remarkable tally of discoveries: five comets and five novae. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Geographical Society, he was also a meteorologist, and a keen naturalist, ornithologist and geologist.

Signed by: George Alcock
Contributors: Dr Brian G Marsden
Paper: Cream paper
Binding: Blue cloth with gold and silver tooling
Box: Blue cloth slipcase
Extras: Foreword by Dr Brian G Marsden, Director of the Minor Planet Center and the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams at the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Page size: 160mm x 230mm
Contains: 236 pages, 8 images

Under an English Heaven