Neil F. Comins received his undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Cornell University, a Masters degree in theoretical physics from the University of Maryland, and his Ph.D. in general relativity from University College, Cardiff, Wales. He has been a Professor of astronomy at the University of Maine since 1978. He was a NASA-ASEE summer faculty fellow at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in 1980, 1981, 1987, and 1988. Besides HEAVENLY ERRORS, Comins is the author of the books: WHAT IF THE MOON DIDN'T EXIST?, DISCOVERING THE UNIVERSE 4th and 5th editions (with William Kaufmann, III, deceased), and DISCOVERING THE ESSENTIAL UNIVERSE, as well as numerous articles in ASTRONOMY magazine. He is also a Harlow Shapley Lecturer in astronomy for the American Astronomical Society. Comins has published over 50 scientific papers on observational, theoretical, and numerical astronomy, general relativity, and science education. He frequently gives public talks about astronomy throughout North America. He has been on over 50 radio talk shows across the U.S. and has appeared on dozens of television shows to discuss astronomical issues. In his copious free time, Comins enjoys sailing and flying, but he stopped jumping out of airplanes several decades ago.