Through a series of engaging interviews, Melissa Sevigny guides her readers on an amazing journey of solar system exploration in a way that captures the pioneering spirit of the Lunar and Planetary Lab's researchers. It is a must-read for anybody interested in humanity's quest to understand our origins and place in the universe.
—Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science, University of Arizona
A fascinating story of how a small university department became a major powerhouse in our exploration of the solar system, and of how our knowledge of the solar system blossomed with the space age.
—Derek Sears, Space Science and Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Under Desert Skies tells the story of how early pioneers like Gerard Kuiper and Ewen Whitaker helped America succeed in the quest for the Moon, and encouraged following generations of space scientists to unlock the secrets of the solar system.
—Alan Fischer, Planetary Science Institute
Tucson scientists have played a critical role in exploring our solar system. Melissa Sevigny has captured this remarkable story in a well-researched, thoroughly enjoyable manner.
—Kevin Schindler, Historian, Lowell Observatory