Star Struck - Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of the Cosmos

Star Struck - Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of the Cosmos, is being released by Zondervan on September 6, 2016.  This exciting new book, co-authored by Eastern University astronomer David H. Bradstreet and veteran writer Steve Rabey, is an inviting and nonthreatening look at how it’s possible for a Christian evangelical to also be a respected astronomer. 

The book discusses a wide range of astronomical topics, from ancient astronomy to the modern day space race, with a tone that makes you feel like the authors are sitting down with you in front of the fireplace explaining their wonder and excitement of God’s universe.

In anticipation of the books release, Dr. Bradstreet was interviewed live and broadcasted on Houston's Christian radio station KSBJ.  Listen to the in-depth conversation here.

The book can be purchased wherever books are sold, including Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, Zondervan and Barnes and Noble.  More details about the book and planning a visit to the observatory & planetarium can be found at Eastern's new EU Astronomy website


David H. Bradstreet, PH.D Professor and Chair of Astronomy and Physics, Observatory/Planetarium Director.

Dr. Bradstreet earned a B.S. from Eastern College in Astronomy, Communications and Secondary Education and a M.S. and Ph. D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has worked with NASA, the National Science Foundation and the International Astronomical Union.  He is currently the senior most full-time Faculty member at Eastern University, beginning his 41st year of teaching there.  Dr. Bradstreet was instrumental in raising the funds for and designing the Observatory which bears his name.  He also helped raise the funds for both digital upgrades of the Fowler Planetarium in 2006 and 2015.  He co-authored the Binary Maker 3.0 software program that helps astronomical researchers worldwide calculate the characteristics of binary stars. In 2014 the International Astronomical Union named the asteroid 5826 Bradstreet in honor of his work in binary stars and for his innovative Spitz Fulldome Planetarium Curriculum.  Dr. Bradstreet has been happily married to his best friend, Colleen, for 40 years.  Email:

Steven J. Sanders, Planetarium/Observatory Administrator, Webmaster, Illustrations Expert.  

Graduating in 2001, Steven left with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Astronomy. In 2002 he came back to Eastern University to run the Bradstreet Observatory working on many research projects under the supervision of Dr. Bradstreet. Steven regularly creates high quality illustrations and 3D videos on astronomical topics for both flat screens and fulldome use. In 2007 the planetarium was upgraded and Steven has been helping run the planetarium since it's inception. He now helps run the Julia Fowler planetarium, helping schedule field trips and running shows for the public. Email: