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consultant , writer

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, Berlin, since 1995. Head of satellite tracking station Wilhelm Foerster Observatory, 1960-1977.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: opera.

Connections

Married Renate B. Stein, May 23, 1969. Children: Nicolas, Anne-Kathrin.

spouse:
Renate B. Stein

child:
Anne-Kathrin Zimmer

child:
Nicolas Zimmer