Behind The Black Postings By Robert Zimmerman

Magazine And Broadcast Media Publications

  • Ad Astra

    • August 2000, Part II: Brave New World? American Colonial History as a Guide to Building Space Societies
    • June 2000, Part I: Brave New World? American Colonial History as a Guide to Building Space Societies
  • Air And Space Smithsonian Magazine

    • May 2010, Mr. Fix-it: the Story of Frank Cepollina and Servicing in Space
    • September 2003, Growing Pains: Agriculture in Space
  • American History

    • April 2001, Escape from the Iroquois
  • Astronomy

    • October 2013, In press, scheduled for February 2014: The Rivers of Titan
    • October 2013, In press, scheduled for January 2014: Water on the Moon?
    • February 2012, Will we go back to the Moon?
    • February 2010, How astronomers probe weather on exoplanets
    • October 2009, Epsilon Aurigae: Astronomy's longest-running mystery show
    • October 2008, Taking Venus by Storm: The results from Venus Express
    • July 2008, Cover story: The Life and Death of Super Suns: the secrets of Wolf-Rayet stars
    • February 2007, What Makes Mira Tick?
    • July 2006, Witness to Cosmic Collisions The Swift Telescope Helps Unlock the Mystery of Short Gamma Ray Bursts
    • December 2005, The Man Who Doubled the Sky: John Herschel's Survey of the Heavens
    • November 2004, More Bad Culture at NASA? Op-ed at Astronomy.com.
    • November 2004, Cover story: The Looming Death of the Hubble Space Telescope?
    • August 2004, Seeking Other Earths: the Search for Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets
    • August 2004, 2005 Annual Issue, The High Energy Zoo: A Tour of Killer Objects in Space
    • December 2001, Cover story: Launching a Caravan to Mars: America's aggressive Mars exploration program
    • October 2001, Cover story: Heart of Darkness: the Center of the Milky Way
    • September 2001, A Square Dance in Space: the center of a globular cluster
    • June 2001, Cover story: Inside-Out Cosmology: the Astronomy of Physics
    • May 2001, Cover story: Seeing with X-Ray Eyes: Chandra's First Discoveries
    • May 2001, NEAR-Shoemaker Scores a Touchdown
    • May 2000, Speed Matters
    • May 2000, NEAR Arrives Right on Target
    • February 2000, Scoping out a Monster Star: Eta Carinae
    • November 1999, When Disaster Strikes
    • February 1999, Mashed Potatoes and Ice Cream Sundaes
    • November 1998, Cover story: Into the Malstrom: a Visit to the Crab Nebula
    • April 1997, When Neutron Stars Collide
    • March 1995, Polaris, the Code-Blue Star
  • BBC Sky At Night

    • May 2009, Light from the Unknown
  • Fortune

    • October 1993, Shelf Lives and Videotape
  • Ideas On Liberty

  • Immersed

    • August 1996, The World in a Jar
  • Invention And Technology

  • Muse

    • April 2002, Weightlessness!
    • April 2002, To the Moon and Back: the Flight of Apollo 11
  • Natural History

    • April 2004, No-Fly Zone: Birds in Space
    • March 2004, Deep Impressions: The Core of the Earth
  • Oxford American

    • August 2010, A New Colonial Age
  • Page 99 Test

  • Return to the Moon: A Collection of Essays

    • January 2005, Brave New World?
  • Science

    • May 2009, Biologists Struggle to Solve Bat Deaths
  • ScienceNow

  • Sciscoop

  • Sky And Telescope

    • October 2013, Cover story: The Great Supernova Race
    • April 2013, Cover story: Exploring Caves in Space
    • October 2012, The Great Galactic Travelers
    • March 2012, Cover story: Finding the Sun's lost nursery
    • March 2011, Cover story: Astronomy's Crystal Ball
    • October 2009, Become a Super Amateur: Amateurs astronomers do original research
    • August 2009, cover story, What is Wrong With the Sun?
    • April 2009, Cosmic Cataclysms: The Merger of Supermassive Black Holes
    • November 1997, Explorers of the Unknown
  • Stardate

    • December 2009, Looking Way Out There From Way Out There: The Future of Space Astronomy
    • April 2009, Understanding Beta Lyrae: A Very Messy Star Seen for the First Time
    • August 1999, Cover Story: Sun Up, the Coming Solar Maximum
    • December 1998, Martian Invasion
    • December 1998, More Delays Likely for International Space Station
    • October 1997, Next Stop: Saturn and the Moon
    • August 1997, Cover Story: The Search for the Heliosphere
  • The Sciences

    • March 2002, (Update Magazine) Cover Story: Final Descent, NEAR's Mission to Eros
    • October 2000, Lost City, the archaeology on Jamestown Island
    • January 2000, There She Blows, co-winner of the David N. Schramm Award for High Energy Astrophysics Science Journalism
    • August 1999, This is the Way the World Ended
    • December 1998, Photo Finish
    • April 1998, On a Clear Day you Can See Forever
    • April 1998, Hard Rain
    • December 1997, Silent Springs
    • October 1997, Sahel of a Trip
    • August 1997, Just Say Nyet!
    • August 1997, Twinkle, Twinkle
    • June 1997, Galactic Garbos
    • April 1997, An Accomodating Comet
    • April 1997, Moon Rivers
    • February 1997, Stormy Weather
    • October 1996, The Rainbow's Not Enough
    • August 1996, Beautiful Streamers
    • June 1996, First Light
    • April 1996, Telescopic Vision
    • February 1996, The Shadow Boxer
    • August 1995, Harvest Moon
    • April 1995, The Hubble Inconstant
    • December 1994, Five Million Years of Solitude
    • October 1994, Circle Games
    • August 1994, The Sun Factor
    • June 1994, No Place Like Home
    • April 1994, Stellar Vision
    • February 1994, Computer Ear
    • October 1993, Shelf Lives and Videotape
    • August 1990, Dark Passage
  • USA Today

  • Wall Street Journal

    • August 2013, No liftoff for these space flights of fancy
    • September 1998, Are the Russians out to Launch or out to Lunch?
    • July 1997, Lost in Space
  • Wired

  • Various Published Cave Exploration Articles

    • March 2011, The Survey of Cass Cave, Monograph #4 of the West Virginia Speleological Survey
    • June 2009, The Cassell Cave Project, Monograph #3 of the West Virginia Speleological Survey
    • December 2004, The Discovery of Pearl Harbor Passage in Memorial Day Cave, The Potomac Speleology Club website
    • January 2000, A Historic Review of the First Cassell Cave Survey,, The Potomac Caver
    • September 1996, Flood in McFails Cave, New York, The Northeastern Caver
    • June 1993, The Lightweight Simple Knots System, Nylon Highway
    • December 1991, The Geology of Brown's Depression: Predicting a Cave Discovery, Met Grotto News
    • September 1991, A Journey into Dreamland, Mapping in McFails Cave, The Northeastern Caver
    • March 1991, A Short Stroll to Asia Dome, Exploration/Mapping in McFails Cave, The Northeastern Caver
    • December 1989, A Course in Caving Single Rope Techniques, Met Grotto News
    • October 1989, Beyond The End, Exploration/Mapping in McFails Cave, The Northeastern Caver
    • May 1989, Kingston Delaware Mine, Survey and Map, Met Grotto News
    • July 1986, Discovery and Mapping of Here Today Cave, Part 2 Met Grotto News
    • May 1986, Discovery and Mapping of Here Today Cave, Part 1, Met Grotto News
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