“If you’re looking to find out more about those more famous satellites and also about some fascinating historical missions, then ‘New Eyes on the Sun’ is just the book you need. … very informative and the insight you get into the satellites is great - it’s not too technical and at just the right length with plenty of interesting details. Also if you’re just looking to find out more about our closest star, it works great for that as well.” (Kadri Tinn, AstroMadness.com, July, 2015)“Such an information rich book, full of well explained concepts and detailed colour images to help understand modern solar astronomy and get an appreciation of the many technological advances in recent times. … For amateur astronomers, this book can open a whole new avenue for your research to follow. For the enthusiast, it will be an enjoying reading and visual experience, especially John’s own photographs, which I was very impressed with.” (Peter Mead, IceInSpace, March, 2012)
John Wilkinson is a science educator with over 30 years experience in teaching science, physics and chemistry in secondary colleges and universities in Australia. He is author of over 100 science textbooks. He completed his Masters degree and PhD in science education at La Trobe University, Australia. Throughout his life he has been a keen amateur astronomer and operates his own observatory from his backyard. His main astronomical interests include the Moon, Sun and Solar System objects.
John is also author of “Probing the new solar system” and “The Moon in close-up”. His web site is http://astroscimac.com.