ATMoB Business Meeting and Presentation. Zoom online meeting.
– Dave Eicher
This month’s speaker is Dave Eicher, chief editor of Astronomy
magazine. Eicher will be speaking on galaxies. He writes: “A revolution has taken place in the last 10 to 15 years in understanding galaxies, their origin, evolution, and nature, and amazing aspects of them, such as the Milky Way’s barred spiral structure, the ubiquitous nature of black holes, galaxy mergers, and more.
Dave Eicher is one of the most widely recognized astronomy enthusiasts in the world. He has been with Astronomy
magazine for 36 years, beginning as an assistant editor and working through associate, senior, and managing positions. He has been the magazine’s chief editor since 2002.
He has appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, National Public Radio, and other media outlets to promote the science and hobby of astronomy. He has spoken to many science and business groups around the world, including locations with his collaborator Brian May, and at Harvard University, the Starmus Festival, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Dave has written 15 books on astronomy, including GALAXIES: Inside the Universe’s Star Cities
(Penguin Random House). He has also written 9 books on American history. Dave is also enthusiastically interested in minerals and meteorites and has a collection of more than 1,500 specimens! An accomplished rock and blues drummer, Dave enjoys jamming with his colleagues at Kalmbach Publishing Co. He lives in Waukesha Township, Wisconsin, near Big Bend, with his wife, Lynda, a schoolteacher. Dave is also a big fan of the Green Bay Packers, and during the football season, you will often find him in Lambeau Field.
In 1990, the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet, 3617 Eicher, for Dave in recognition of his service to astronomy.