Ray Villard has specialized in communicating astronomy at a popular level public since the early 1970s. As News Director for the Space Telescope Science Institute he is responsible for translating Hubble's astronomical discoveries into stories for the news media and public. In 2004 Villard published an illustrated popular astronomy book on discovery of extrasolar planets entitled "Infinite Worlds." Villard co-wrote a video adaption of the book for the National Geographic Channel. The program "Alien Earths" was nominated for the 2010 Prime Time Emmy Awards. Mr. Villard hosts public programs and seminars on astronomy topics through the Johns Hopkins University, and is an adjunct astronomy professor in several Maryland universities.
|Infinite Worlds: An Illustrated Voyage to Planets Beyond Our Sun||0-52023-710-2||06/2005||University of California Press|
|Large Telescopes: Inside and Out||0-82396-110-9||08/2002||The Rosen Publishing Group|
Additional books by Ray Villard