Dr Vassilios McInnes Spathopoulos graduated from the University of Glasgow (UK), with a joint honours degree in Aerospace and Electronic Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow, conducting research on the validation of a rotorcraft mathematical model by means of flight testing a gyroplane. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Aircraft Technology, at the Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Central Greece. His research interests include the aerodynamics of sports balls and improving engineering education. He is a keen stargazer and popular science writer, having written books on astronomy, the physics of sports and textbooks for aerospace engineering.
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Introducing astronomical observation and how it has influenced human civilization. This book provides a useful tool for amateur astronomers, science teachers wishing to inspire pupils, and, above all, for all of those wishing to obtain a better understanding of what is happening around them. Half of the author's net profits will be donated to the organisation Astronomers Without Borders.
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