As some of you know, I am to accompany a tour of China in July 2009 to view the total solar eclipse. I am thrilled to say that my good friend and respected fellow writer Paul Parsons is to join me on the trip, which is organised by the travel company Wendy Wu. The response to the tour has been so overwhelming that there are now too many people for me to deal with alone. Paul has agreed to be a fellow guide. His knowledge and enthusiasm will add considerably to the tour. Here is his official biography from Wendy Wu:
“Dr Paul Parsons is a former science journalist for the BBC, where he served as editor of award-winning science magazine Focus and managing editor of BBC Sky at Night magazine. He remains a consultant editor to Focus and is now a freelance writer, editor and author specialising in science, space and astronomy. Paul has contributed to a wide range of publications including Nature, New Scientist and the Daily Telegraph and his books include The Big Bang and The Science of Doctor Who. Paul also makes frequent appearances on radio and TV and gives regular talks at science festivals and events.”
To find out more about the itineraries offered, visit Wendy Wu’s eclipse tour page here.