If a print magazine or newspaper has also published an article online, I have included a link directly to the PDF or HTML (about two-thirds of the articles). Roll your mouse over the thumbnails of the print magazine or newspaper pages; those with links should turn your cursor into a hand. Depending on your browser, the article pages with links may also appear outlined in color.
To editors: If you wish to read an article not available online, please contact me directly to request a copy. I can also supply a more complete list of my publications, including lists broken down by topic (astronomy and astrophysics, weather and climate, engineering and technology, history of astronomy, bicycling and adventure travel, or the 1913 flood).
Note: In Microsoft Internet Explorer, you will also see a few details about each article - such as magazine and publication date - if you run your mouse over the page; other browsers, such as Safari and Firefox, may not reveal the hidden text or color outlines, but should still change your cursor to a hand on any page with a link so you can click through to the article online.
Any questions, of course, please contact me.
Latest article and link added February 21, 2013 ("Target Earth: Detecting and Avoiding Killer Asteroids," The Bent, Winter 2013 and "Computational Astronomy Boot Camp," ScienceWriters Winter 2012-2013)
Popular articles about cutting-edge science and technology:
Profiles of individuals:
also profiled Andrew Viterbi, the late Harold E. "Doc" Edgerton, Alfred Yi Cho, Walter Haas, Ernst Weber, and others
Weather, atmospheric phenomena, and eyeball astronomy:
also wrote lengthy (5,600 words) encyclopedia entry "Atmospheric Optics" for Encyclopedia Americana, 2005
Travel, bicycling, adventure, nature:
History of astronomy, both popular and academic, from original archival research (I've been continuing research in 19th-century U.S. astronomy since college and graduate school):