Featured in a book

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am very interested in the ancient world. So what could be cooler than to be featured in a very specialised book about the ancient world? Well, when I say featured, I mean that one of my photographs was included in an academic book.

I went on a night sky photography workshop back in September 2018 to Leh and one of the photographs I got out of the trip, almost by accident, was an image of the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. This image was used in ‘A New History of Greek Mathematics’ by Reviel Netz.

I’m not sure I’d be able to more than graze through the book, but I felt very proud that one of my night sky photographs made into something as legit as this.

Here’s the actual photograph

Pleiades or Seven Sisters or the Messier 45 star cluster
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    Very cool photo! Congratulations!!!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Aww, thank you!

  2. Nirmala says:

    Very good!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you, thank you!

  3. How cool is that!!

    Oddly enough, the only photo I ever sold to a publisher for a book was also of the sky. But a much lazier shot, where I just laid down on the forest floor and pointed the camera into the sky.

    It’s also an academic book, but about an even more obscure subject than Greek mathematics:

    I am on the cover of a book.

    Sadly, ain’t no publisher ever contacted me since.
    Only academics and priests who wanted photos for their non-profit publications. I always say yes and ask them to send me a copy. They never do.
    Come to think of it, even University of Minnesota Press didn’t send me the promised copy. (But they paid 150 $, which was much more than what I would have asked for.)

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