Churchill College

16 Rutherford Road

Phone: 07990 727114
E-mail: michael.hoskin@ntlworld.com

Born London, 27 February 1930.
M.A. (London, 1952), Ph.D. (Cambridge, 1956), in algebraic geometry.
1956–57 Research Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge
1957–59 Lecturer in History of Science, University of Leicester
1959–88 University Lecturer in History of Science, Cambridge University
1975–86 Head of Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University
1965–69 Fellow, Vice-Master and Senior Tutor, St Edmund's House, Cambridge
1969– Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge (Librarian with responsibility for construction of Archives Centre, 1969–75; President, 1981–91)
1982 Invited Discourse, IAU General Assembly, Patras ancient Odeon
2001 IAU gave name Hoskin to Minor Planet 12223
2002– Emeritus Fellow, St Edmund's College, Cambridge
2004  Leroy E. Doggett Prize in history of astronomy, American Astronomical Society
2007  Honorary Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
2008 Archaeological centre at Antequera, Spain, named Centro Solar Michael Hoskin
2008, Jaschek Medal, European Society for Astronomy in Culture
2012 Honorary Member, Agorà Nuragica (Sardinia)
2013 Honorary Member, Real Academia de Nobles Artes de Antequera (Spain)
2015 (by Spanish royal decree) Medalla de Oro al Merito en las Bellas artes
2017  Unveiled bronze bust of MAH at Mirador Michael Hoskin, Antequera, Spain 
2017  Awarded Menga Medal by government of Andalucia
2020 Agnes Mary Clerke medal, Royal Astronomical Society


William Herschel, Pioneer of Sidereal Astronomy (London and New York, 1959)

William Herschel and the Construction of the Heavens (London and New York, 1963)

Second Thoughts of Thomas Wright of Durham (London, 1968)

The Mind of the Scientist (London and New York, 197l; Korean translation, Seoul, 1971; Japanese translation, Tokyo, 1975; Braille translation, Melbourne, 1975; Chinese translation, 1991; broadcast on BBC1 and BBC2)

Stellar Astronomy: Historical Studies (Chalfont St Giles, 1982)

The General History of Astronomy (general editor: vol. 4, part 1 (Cambridge, 1984); vol. 2, part 1 (1989); vol. 2, part 2 (1995))

Taulas and Talayots (with W. Waldren; Cambridge, 1988)

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy (Cambridge, 1997; translation into Chinese simplified characters, Shandong, 2003; translation into Chinese complex characters, 2006)

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy (Cambridge, 1999, 2001; Italian translation, Milan, 2001, 2009; Polish translation, Warsaw, 2007; Hebrew translation, Tel Aviv, 2012)

Reflejo del Cosmos
(with J. A. Belmonte) (Madrid, 2002)

Tombs, Temples and Their Orientations: A New Perspective on Mediterranean Prehistory (Bognor Regis, 2001; enlarged edn, Antequera, 2020; Italian transl., Turin, 2006; Spanish transl., Antequera, 2020)

History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2002; Hungarian translation, 2004; Chinese translation, Beijing , 2010; Japanese translation, Tokyo, 2013)
Persian translation, Tehran, 2014

The Herschel Partnership: As viewed by Caroline (Cambridge, 2003; Czech translation, Prague, 2006)

Caroline Herschel’s Autobiographies (Cambridge, 2003)

The Herschels of Hanover (Cambridge, 2007)

Discoverers of the Universe (Princeton, 2011)

The Construction of the Heavens: William Herschel's Cosmology (Cambridge, 2012)

Caroline Herschel: Priestess of the New Heavens (Sagamore Beach, 2013)

William and Caroline Herschel (Heidelberg, 2013)

Journals Edited

History of Science (founded by MAH, 1960; joint editor, 1960–70)

Journal for the History of Astronomy (founded by MAH, 1970; editor 1970–2014)

Other Activities

President, History of Astronomy Commission of International Astronomical Union, 1979–82; inaugurated "Oxford" meetings on archaeoastronomy.

'Effective' Member, International Academy of History of Science.

Invited Discourse (plenary session) to 1982 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, in the Roman Odeon at Patras.

Harlow Shapley Memorial Lecture, American Astronomical Society, Houston, 1986.

Voyager II Uranus Symposium (with Carl Sagan), Caltech, 1986.

Roderick Webster Memorial Lecture, American Institute of Archaeology, Chicago, 2001.

2 May 2015 Meeting of Royal Academy of Antequera, Cambridge

2016 Spain's Minister of Culture giving the reasons for the award of the gold medal to MAH, San Sebastian,

2016 MAH receiving the gold medal from the King of Spain, San Sebastian

2017  MAH and the mayor unveiling the bust of MAH at Mirador Michael Hoskin, Antequera

2017  MAH's speech of thanks at the inauguration of Mirador Michael Hoskin, Antequera