A Nightwatchman’s Journey

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David Levy recounts the highs and lows of his unusual life in this autobiography.

Levy is a prominent astronomer and author, most famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994.

Levy was born in Canada, but now lives in Arizona. He has been involved with astronomy, as an observer, promoter and author, for his entire adult life. Levy has discovered 22 comets, given innumerable lectures, made television appearances, and published articles in major science and astronomy magazines, including SkyNews.

He earned a Phd in English literature in 2010. There is an asteroid named in his honour, Levy 3673. He is married to Wendee Levy.