Necia H. Apfel

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Necia H. Apfel
Born (1930-07-31) July 31, 1930 (age 86)
Residence Highland Park, Illinois
Education Tufts University, Northwestern University
Occupation Astronomer, author, educator
Children 2

Necia H. Apfel (born July 31, 1930) is an American astronomer, author and educator.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University and did graduate work at Radcliffe College and Northwestern University.[citation needed] Apfel has lectured about astronomy to children in the Chicago area and taught courses on the teaching of astronomy at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois.[citation needed] She is author of two college textbooks on astronomy and ten books for children.[1] Apfel lives in Highland Park, Illinois. She is currently retired and is a volunteer and past President of the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.[2]


  • It's All Elementary: From Atoms to the Quantum World of Quarks, Leptons and Gluons, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books (c1985), ISBN 0-688-04092-6
  • Nebulae: The Birth and Death of Stars, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books (c1988) ISBN 0-688-07228-3
  • Voyager to the Planets, Clarion Books (c1991), ISBN 0-395-55209-5
  • It's All Relative: Einstein's Theory of Relativity, with diagrams by Yukio Kondo, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books (c1981), ISBN 0-688-41981-X
  • Astronomy and Planetology: Projects for Young Scientists, F. Watts (1983)
  • Arco Astronomy Projects for Young Scientists, Arco Pub (c1984), ISBN 0-668-06006-9
  • Architecture of the Universe, with J. Allen Hynek, Benjamin/Cummings (c1979), ISBN 0-8053-4747-X
  • Orion, The Hunter, Clarion Books (c1995), ISBN 0-395-68962-7[3]
  • Space Station (First Books), F. Watts (1987), ISBN 0-531-10394-3
  • Moon and Its Exploration: A First Book (First Books), F. Watts (1982), ISBN 0-531-04385-1


  1. ^ "Necia H. Apfel". Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Join the Friends". Highland Park Public Library. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Award-winning Children Books list" (PDF). University of Georgia: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2010.