Dirk H. Lorenzen, born in 1968, is a German physicist, science journalist and author who specialises in astronomy and space. He became particularly well known for the daily programme ‘Sternzeit’ on Deutschlandfunk radio.
THE COLLECTOR OF STARS
Prehistoric man looks to the night sky. He sees stars, planets, the earth’s satellite, possibly shooting stars and comets. It is what we see now on cloudless nights. But every person reads the great book of the sky differently. And today scientists are able to tell us a lot more about the things they have discovered while studying the stars and our universe. In this beautifully illustrated book, Dirk Lorenzen, Germany’s greatest astronomy journalist, leads us through the starry sky and the history of astronomy and celebrates what connects us humans to the stars.