Will Gater


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InfoWill Gater is an astronomer, journalist and author based in the UK. He has written extensively for the UK’s top science magazines including Sky at Night Magazine (where he currently works as news editor), Focus, BBC Knowledge Magazine and Astronomy Now.

Will has also worked as a science writer for the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope press office in Munich and has written press releases and other outreach material for both ESA/Hubble, the European Southern Observatory and the International Astronomical Union. He is a former news editor of Astronomy Now and holds a degree in astrophysics from University College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and member of the Association of British Science Writers and has appeared many times on television and radio (including the BBC’s The Sky At Night) to promote astronomy and science. He has been giving public lectures around the UK for over ten years.

Today Will presents the Sky At Night Magazine’s monthly vodcast. His other writing credits include several scripts for the European Space Agency vodcast the Hubblecast and as the Assistant Editor of the first issue of the International Astronomical Union’s Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal. Will is the author of The Cosmic Keyhole, Space 3D and co-author of Dorling Kindersley’s The Practical Astronomer. His latest book, The Night Sky Month by Month, published by Dorling Kindersley, is due for release in January 2011.

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