Jacqueline Mitton

Jacqueline Mitton (née Pardoe, born 1948) is a British astronomer, writer, and media consultant who lives and works in Cambridge, UK. She studied at Somerville College, Oxford and Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She has served as Public Relations Officer for the Royal Astronomical Society. From 1987 to 1993, she was the editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to many books.

Mitton's career has focused on bringing astronomy to the public - both adults and children - as a writer. She received a Bachelor of Arts at Oxford University in 1969 and a PhD at Cambridge University in 1975. Her 1998 picture book ''Zoo in the Sky'' introduces children to astronomy through an explanation of the stars and animal constellations. Her 2003 book ''Once Upon a Starry Night'' introduces children to myths and facts about the solar system.

She was a county councillor for Cambridgeshire from 1989 to 1993.

Asteroid 4027 Mitton is named after her and her husband Simon Mitton. Provided by Wikipedia
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