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Harro Zimmer

Harro Zimmer, German writer, consultant. Recipient Pin of Appreciation Smithsonian Institution, 1975, honorary fellowship Wilhelm Foerster Observatroy, 1996. Member Planetary Society (millenium committee since 1996), British Interplanetary Society, American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Background

  • Zimmer, Harro was born on February 12, 1935 in Berlin.

  • Education

    • Student, Technology University Berlin, 1966. Diploma in astronomy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Study Institute, Athens, 1964. Diploma in planetary and environmental science, University Miami, 1966.

    Career

    • Chairman Wilhelm Foerster Observatory, Berlin, 1972-1986. Special participant Viking Team (Mars) Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Pasadena, California, 1976. Senior science editor Rias Berlin & Deutsche Welle, Berlin, 1977-1995.

      Freelance science writer, space consultant, since 1995. Head of satellite tracking station Wilhelm Foerster Observatory, 1960-1977.

    Works

    • Author: Space Travel, 1978, Astronomy 2000, 1979, The Red Orbit: Rise and Fall of the Soviet Space Activities, 1996, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Protocol: Triumphs and Tragedies, 1997.

    Membership

    Member Planetary Society (millenium committee since 1996), British Interplanetary Society, American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics.

    Personality

    Interests

    Opera.

    Connections

    • Married Renate B. Stein, May 23, 1969. Children: Nicolas, Anne-Kathrin.
    • spouse: Renate B. Stein
    • children: Nicolas Zimmer
    • Anne-Kathrin Zimmer
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    Born February 12, 1935
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    • 1966
      Technology University Berlin
    • 1964
      North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Study Institute
    • 1966
      University Miami
    • 1972 - 1986
      Chairman, Wilhelm Foerster Observatory
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1976
      special participant Viking Team (Mars) Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
      Pasadena, California, United States
    • 1977 - 1995
      senior, science editor Rias Berlin & Deutsche Welle
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1995
      freelance science writer
    • 1995
      space consultant