Who We Are: Stuart Atkinson
Mr. Stuart Atkinson lives in the north of England, where he founded a flourishing astronomical society. His three books are Journey Into Space, The Kingfisher Facts and Records Book of Space, and Understanding Science: Astronomy. Born in 1965, he is particularly interested in SETI and the possibility of learning about alien art and culture from a super-smart probe. His fresh insightful ideas are evident in his thoughtful contributions to the Contact email discussion list. Stu says that "I have been an amateur astronomer since my junior school days, and now I am very busy speaking in schools (120 so far). I hope some of these girls and boys will end up working on the Moon or Mars when they grow up."