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Chris Impey

Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Associate Dean in the College of Science at the University of Arizona. His research interests are observational cosmology, gravitational lensing, and the evolution and structure of galaxies. He has 180 refereed publications and 70 conference proceedings, and his work has been supported by $20 million in grants from NASA and the NSF. As a professor, he has won eleven teaching awards, and he has been heavily involved in curriculum and instructional technology development. Impey is a past Vice President of the American Astronomical Society. He has also been an NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholar, a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, and the Carnegie Council on Teaching's Arizona Professor of the Year. He was a co-chair of the Education and Public Outreach Study Group for the Astronomy Decadal Survey of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Impey has written over forty popular articles on cosmology and astrobiology and co-authored two introductory textbooks. His first popular book "The Living Cosmos," was published in 2007 by Random House. His second and third, called "How It Ends" and "How it Began," both on the subject of cosmology" were published in 2010 and 2012 by Norton. In 2013, his book covering iconic NASA missions called "Dreams of Other Worlds" was published by Princeton University Press, and the following year it won the Eugene Emme Award for Astronautical Literature. Also in 2013, his book on the teaching of cosmology to Buddhist monks in India was published, called "Humble Before the Void." His most recent popular book is "Beyond" on the future of space travel, published by Norton in 2016. He published his first novel on Amazon Kindle, called "Shadow World."

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    • Einstein's Monsters

    • The Life and Times of Black Holes
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Einstein’s Monsters reveals how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Humble before the Void

    • A Western Astronomer, His Journey East, and a Remarkable Encounter between Western Science and Tibetan Buddhism
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A travelogue suffused with the wisdom of an ancient religious tradition, Humble Before the Void is a modern-day encounter between Western science and Buddhist philosophy....

    • A Western Astronomer, His Journey East, and a Remarkable Encounter between Western Science and Tibetan Buddhism
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 08-01-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Beyond

    • Our Future in Space
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Julie McKay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beyond dares to imagine a fantastic future for humans in space - and then reminds us that we're already there....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • OTHER WORLDS

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 01-10-16
    • Our Future in Space
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Julie McKay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 05-26-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How It Began

    • A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dynamic and unforgettable portrait of the cosmos, How It Began will reward listeners with a deeper understanding of the universe as well as a renewed sense of wonder at its beauty and mystery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impey, the story-teller

    • By Thomas on 10-11-12

    Regular price: $27.29

    • Dreams of Other Worlds

    • The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
    • By: Chris Impey, Holly Henry
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds.....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • You won't learn anything new here..

    • By John on 06-03-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • How It Ends

    • From You to the Universe
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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    The fascinating science behind the eventual end to everything - from the individual to all existence....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Bit of Science; A Bit of Philosophy

    • By Steve on 07-10-13

    Regular price: $17.95

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