Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe and theme from Cinema Paradiso

Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space cover

After being in print for twenty years, the Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space, covering everything that was learned on every single space mission in the 20th century, has finally gone out of print.

I presently have my last four hardback copies available for sale. The book sold new for about $90. To get your own autographed copy of this now rare collector's item, please send a $120 check (which includes shipping) payable to Robert Zimmerman to

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"Useful to space buffs and generalists, comprehensive but readable, Bob Zimmerman's Encyclopedia belongs front and center on everyone's bookshelf." -- Mike Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut


"The Chronological Encylopedia of Discoveries in Space is no passionless compendium of information. Robert Zimmerman's fact-filled reports, which cover virtually every spacecraft or probe to have ventured into the heavens, relate the scientific and technical adventure of space exploration enthusiastically and with authority." -- American Scientist

An evening pause:



  • Chris Kirkendall

    Beautiful piece, stunningly beautiful oboe preformance! For those who may not know, Morricone is most famous for his movie themes, especially the ones for the so-called Spaghetti Westerns. His themes for both “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” (2nd & 3rd of the series) are classics!

  • Chris Kirkendall

    OOPS – PERformance, not PREformance – I’m terrible without spell-check ! !

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