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The Astronomy Revolution

 

The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos  Book Project

The Astronomy Revolution,  published by CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group (UK) in November 2011, is a full-color research volume celebrating achievements in astronomy both past and present from the perspectives of both Eastern and Western scientific and cultural traditions. These two vastly different civilizations contributed greatly and equally to our common goal of exploring the Universe we all inhabit — and never stop wondering at. 


Ellipsis served as the developmental editor for this book under a contract from the University of Chicago, working closely with an international group of eminent researchers in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, and the history and philosophy of science: 

  • Researched various publishing options to determine the optimum venue for producing a full-color academic research volume 
  • Created the book proposal, identified and secured a publisher (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, UK), helped negotiate the publishing agreement, and served as the primary liaison between the publisher, volume editors, and authors.
  • Assisted the volume editors in developing the content and structure of this 26-author book, providing overall book-development, editorial, and administrative guidance and support.
  • Developed author guidelines, created writing templates in Word and LaTeX, and managed the flow of chapter drafts and reviews.
  • Copyedited chapters, compiled the front matter, secured copyright permissions, and prepared the content in Word, LaTeX, and graphics files for submission to the publisher.
  • Oversaw the publisher's production process from copyediting through page-proof reviews and creation of marketing copy. 

Ellipsis was privileged to work with the following editors and authors, many of whom had participated in the highly successful conferenc  ”New Vision 400” held at Peking University in Beijing in October 2008  before we became involved in this project:

  • Donald G. York, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the University of Chicago — Symposium chair and chief volume editor
  • Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics — Symposium advisory committee member, volume editor, and chapter author
  • Shuang-Nan Zhang, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Department of Physics, University of Alabama —Symposium program committee member, volume editor, and chapter author
  • Charles L. Harper, Jr., Vision-Five.com Consulting (formerly of the John Templeton Foundation) — Program developer
  • Charles A. Beichman, NASA ExoPlanet Science Institute, California Institute of Technology and Jet Propulsion Laboratory — Chapter author
  • Elliott D. Bloom, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University — Symposium speaker and chapter author
  • Alan H. Bridle, National Radio Astronomy Observatory — Chapter author (co-author with K. Y. Lo)
  • Paul C. W. Davies, The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University — Symposium speaker and chapter author
  • George F. R. Ellis, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town — Symposium advisory committee member and speaker and chapter author  
  • Richard S. Ellis, Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology — Symposium speaker and chapter author  
  • Glennys R. Farrar, Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics and Department of Physics, New York University — Symposium speaker and chapter author  
  • Alexei V. Filippenko, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley — Symposium speaker and chapter author  
  • Riccardo Giacconi, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University — Symposium public event speaker and chapter author
  • Peter Harrison, Ian Ramsey Centre, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford — Symposium speaker and chapter author 
  • Yi-Long Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan — Symposium speaker and chapter author 
  • Renata Kallosh, Department of Physics, Stanford University — Symposium speaker and chapter author (co-author with Andre Linde)
  • Yung Sik Kim, Department of Asian History and Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Seoul National University — Symposium speaker and chapter author 
  • Tsung-Dao Lee, Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, and China Center of Advanced Science and Technology (World Laboratory) — Symposium public event speaker and chapter author
  • Andre Linde, Department of Physics, Stanford University — Chapter author (co-author with Renata Kallosh)
  • Xiao-Wei Liu, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University — Symposium program committee member and speaker and chapter author
  • K. Y. Lo, National Radio Astronomy Observatory — Symposium advisory committee member and speaker and chapter author (co-author with Alan H. Bridle)
  • Geoffrey W. Marcy, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley — Symposium public event speaker and chapter author
  • Ben Moore, Institute for Theoretical Physics and Professor of Astrophysics, University of Zürich — Symposium speaker and chapter author 
  • Sara Seager, Departments of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Symposium speaker and chapter author 
  • Michael Shao, Space Interferometry Mission and Keck Interferometer and Interferometry Center of Excellence, Jet Propulsion Laboratory — Symposium program committee member and speaker and chapter author
  • Mark Sullivan, Department of Physics/Astrophysics, University of Oxford — Symposium speaker and chapter author 
  • Xiao-Chun Sun, Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences — Symposium speaker and chapter author 
  • Naoki Yoshida, Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo— Symposium speaker and chapter author
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