Probing the depths of science and faith, scientist Chet Raymo investigates the mysteries of human spirituality and meaning contained in astromy. Ranging through the stars and the myths humans have told about them for millennia, Raymo delves into a pilgrimage in quest of the soul of the night. Chet Raymo's elegant essays link the mysterious phemena of the night sky with the human mind and spirit, as he ranges through the realms of mythology, literature, religion, history, and anthropology. Originally published two decades ago, The Soul of the Night is a classic work that is a must for those interested in the relationship between science and faith.
Chet Raymo is professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. A teacher, naturalist, and former science columnist for the Boston Globe, he is the author of many books including Honey from Stone, Climbing Brandon, and The Path.