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, Limited., 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 Biology.
Consultant 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
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.