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Willy Ley
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watchers of the skies

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subtitle: an informal history of astronomy from Babylon to the space age
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published 1964 by Sidgwick & Jackson (first published November 18th 1963)
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Excellent introduction to the history of astronomy and cosmology. A bit dated now. Good substitution is Coming of age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris.
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Willy Ley (December 2, 1906 - June 24, 1969) was a German-American science writer and space advocate who helped popularize rocketry and spaceflight in both Germany and the United States. The crater Ley on the far side of the Moon is named in his honor.

AKA Willie Ley.
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