David H. Levy


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in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 22, 1948

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David Levy is a prominent astronomer and author, most famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994.

Levy was born in Canada, but now lives in Arizona. He has been involved with astronomy, as an observer, promoter, and author, for his entire adult life. Levy has discovered twenty two comets, given innumerable lectures, television appearances, and published articles in the major science and astronomy magazines.

He gained a Phd in English literature in 2010. There is an asteroid named in his honour, Levy 3673. He is married to Wendee Levy.

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Skywatching

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Comets: Creators and Destro...

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David H. Levy's Guide to th...

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Advanced Skywatching

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David Levy's Guide to the N...

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Stars & planets

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Shoemaker by Levy: The Man ...

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The Scientific American Boo...

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Collins Skywatching

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“Comets are like cats: they have tails, and they do precisely what they want.”
David H. Levy, Comets: Creators and Destroyers

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