From Jars to the Stars: Errata

Deep Impact mirror mount

A mirror mount with a bit of remnant glass from Deep Impact’s high-resolution imager, what was to be the largest telescope mirror ever to leave Earth orbit. Luckily, they had a replacement. (Courtesy Ball Aerospace)

“When I make a mistake, it’s a beaut!”
— Fiorello Henry La Guardia

 

And he still got an airport named after him. I have lesser aspirations, but do make beauts of mistakes. Despite many rounds of editing by many people, From Jars to the Stars: How Ball Came to Build a Comet-Hunting Machine went to press with a few errors, for which I take full responsibility. Most of these don’t apply to the e-book editions, which have in-line photo captions and were corrected prior to posting at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes and elsewhere. Rather than pulp the press run and slay more trees, we set the record straight below. If you happen to find more, please e-mail me and we’ll clean it up for the next edition.

 

The Big One: The Photo Credits Are Generally Off Target
They should read:

PHOTO CREDITS
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation: page 31, 51, 54, 62, 63, 88, 104, 106, 119, 125, 129, 138, 162, 182, 188, 190, 192, 197, 203, 207, 214, 221, 224, 227, 230, 231, 243, 257 (top), 302, 204 Ball Corporation: 37, 38, 39, 41, 44; European Space Agency, courtesy of MPAe, Lindau: 111; The Daily Camera: 15, 36; Mike Keefe: 298; NASA: 71, 82, 84, 100, 130, 257, (bottom); NASA/JPL Caltech: 174, 260, 284, 287, 292, 294, 296; Werner Neupert: 57; Ben Toyoshima: 132, 178, 208, 252, 261, 262, 264; The University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics: 18, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31; Joel Williamsen: 172; Don Yeomans: 143.

 

Lesser gaffes: Typos, Mostly:

p. 42: Ed Balls’ first move –> Ed Ball’s first move
p. 48: breakeven –> break-even (two instances)
p. 52: development work . . .” –> development work . . . .”
pp. 70, 72: Wooley –> Woolley
pp. 71, 233: cinderblock –> cinder block
p. 76: develoment –> development
p. 96: Fritz Zernicke –> Frits Zernike
p. 108: Golden –> Goldin
p. 115: shedded –> shed
p. 139: Geostat –> Geosat
p. 150: contactor –> contractor
p. 154: diety –> deity
p. 164: arcwelder –> arc welder
p. 174: Borrelley –> Borrelly
p. 181: Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting telescopes –> Cassegrain reflecting telescopes
p. 199: Marriot –> Marriott
p. 220: facemasks –> face masks
p. 228: whereever –> wherever
p. 248: flycasting –> surfcasting
p. 294: Schulz –> Schultz
p. 320: Michele Goldman –> Michelle Goldman