The University of Arizona Steward Observatory, one of the world’s leading astronomy departments, was approaching the retirement of their Director of thirty-seven years, Peter Strittmatter. This marked a unique opportunity to document the oral histories, from years of hard work and innovation, for the next generation of leaders. This book was the result of interviews with twelve key members of the Steward Observatory that were woven together into a narrative.
After conducting each interview at the University, I provided the transcriptions to the Steward Observatory for their historical records. Once I’d completed the final draft of the manuscript I also conducted all graphic design and layout for the final printed book.