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Roy Arthur Gallant, American educator. Recipient Outstanding Science Book for Children award National Science Teachers Association, 1980, 1982, 1983, 85, 86, 87; Distinguished Achievement AwardU. Southern Maine, 1981, Publication award Geography Society Chgo, 1980, Junior Book award Boys' Club American, 1959, National Mass Media award Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, 1959.


Gallant, Roy Arthur was born on April 17, 1924 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Edward Joseph and Lodia Belle (Dutel) Gallant.


Bachelor, Bowdoin College, 1948. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1949. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1954—1959.


Reporter, Retailing Daily, New York City, 1949-1954, also writer, editor Boys' Life magazine. Managing editor Scholastic Teacher magazine, 1954-1957. Author in residence, editor Doubleday, New York City, 1957-1959.

Edition director Aldus Books, Ltd., London, 1959-1962. Editor in chief Natural History Press, New York City, 1962-1965. Author of more than 80 books.

Director, lecturer Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 1980. Adjunct Professor of English, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 1980. Member of faculty Maine College Art, 1990-1993.

Member of faculty American Museum Hayden Planetarium, New York City, 1972-1978. Earth science consultant Science and Children, 1980-1989. Reviewer. America Bio.

Teacher, 1980-1988; Cons. editor Nature and Science, 1965-1968. Editorial board Natural History magazine, 1962-1964. Consultant President's Committee for Scientists and Engineers, 1954.

Contributor articles to Omni, Science-86, Sky and Telescope Meteorite, Science World, Senior Scholastic, The Reporter, and others.


  • Other Work

    • Author: 100 books. Member editorial board Natural History magazine, 1962-1964. Contributor articles to Omni, Science-86, Sky and Telescope, Meteorite, Science World, Senior Scholarstic, The Reporter, others.


Fellow: Royal Astronomical Society. Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, National Science Teachers Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Authors Guild.


Children: Jonathan Roy, James Christopher.

Edward Joseph Gallant

Lodia Belle (Dutel) Gallant

Jonathan Roy Gallant

James Christopher Gallant