the comet man

An autobiography of Earthrise Institute President Alan Hale, and a discussion of his lifetime of observing comets and other astronomical phenomena, issued on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the discovery of Comet Hale-Bopp. The reader will be treated to a discussion of the brighter and more important comets that have appeared in our skies over the past 45 years, and will learn about the man who co-discovered the most viewed comet in human history, including the events that led up to that discovery and the events that happened in his life afterwards as a result. The inspiration for Earthrise and his efforts to fulfill the Earthrise vision occupy an important part of the overall story.

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