16 Rutherford Road
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)
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)
Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy (Cambridge, 1999, 2001;
translation, Milan, 2001, 2009; Polish translation, Warsaw, 2007;
Hebrew translation, Tel Aviv, 2012)
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)
of Hanover (Cambridge, 2007)
for the History of Astronomy (founded by MAH, 1970; editor
'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
|2017 MAH's speech of thanks at the inauguration of Mirador Michael Hoskin, Antequera|