Robin Scagell is a long-serving Vice President of Britain's Society for Popular Astronomy. A lifelong stargazer, he has worked as an observer and photographer, and as a journalist has edited a wide range of popular-interest magazines. Robin is the author of several popular astronomy books, and has contributed to many other publications. He has been awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Reporting in recognition of his many appearances on TV and radio talking about astronomy and space.
Pam Spence trained as an astronomer, and observed the Sun both as an amateur and professional. She was assistant to the solar section director of the British Astronomical Association. At University College London, she worked on solar data gathered from the Yohkoh satellite.
Lars Svensson is one of Europe's leading ornithologists, and a member of the taxonomic sub-committee of the British Ornithologists' Union. He is the author of the best-selling Collins Bird Guide (£25.00), which is widely regarded as the definitive reference guide for European birders - though far too large to use in the field. He lives in Sweden.