David is an author and broadcaster (a regular on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Sky News, The Jeremy Vine Show, etc.) and one of the world’s most cited journalists. He was science editor of BBC News Online and BBC’s Science Correspondent . He is also the author of ONE SMALL STEP and GALILEO. Before becoming a journalist he was a scientist at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory of University College London and received his doctorate from Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a past president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. In 2005 he received the first ‘Arthur’ for outstanding space reporting. He has won an unprecedented five Netmedia awards including the prestigious European Internet Journalist of the Year as well as a Glaxo award. Asteroid 4036 Whitehouse orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter.