The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars

August 20, 2009

From rogue scientists to amateur stargazers, plenty of people all throughout history have been fascinated by the phenomenon of "falling stars." Today on Focus, we're joined by award-winning writer Christopher Cokinos to talk about his recent book, The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars. Cokinos provides anecdotes from Antarctica to outer space to tell the story of how the study of meteorites became part of modern astronomy.

Guest: Christopher Cokinos (Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University; author of The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars)