Brian Jones hails from Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire and was a founder member of the Bradford Astronomical Society. He developed a fascination for astronomy at the age of five when he first saw the stars through a pair of binoculars, and his interest took him into the realms of writing sky guides for local newspapers, appearing on local radio and television, teaching astronomy and space in schools and, in 1985, to become a full time astronomy and space writer. He has penned 17 books to date which have covered a range of astronomy and space-related topics for both children and adults. His passion for bringing an appreciation of the universe to his readers is reflected in his writing. Richard Pearson, FRAS, FRGS was born and raised in Nottingham and has worked on local newspapers as a journalist for over 20 years. A member of the British Astronomical Association and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he has written several books on astronomy and is the presenter of the monthly internet TV program Astronomy & Space, now in its fourth year, and is a celebrity among members of astronomical societies worldwide. As an astronomy educator, Richard is excited to be involved with the Yearbook of Astronomy, an indispensable book which made its first appearance way back in 1962 and which continues to be the main popular astronomy annual for all amateur astronomers.