Cosmic Search was published back in 1979-1982 through funding provided by subscriptions and private donations. Only 13 issues of the magazine were ever produced, and it is now a collectors' item.
Complete sets of Cosmic Search used to be available at the North American AstroPhysical Observatory (NAAPO), but all have been given away. However, we are planning to put the text from all articles onto a CD sometime in the future (we don't know when); we will post notification here whenever it is available. If you have any questions, please send them to our webmaster after reading the information about sending feedback.
Note. The eldest son of Dr. John Kraus informs me that he has some complete sets of Cosmic Search. Contact him at www.cqbooks.com.
The editorial board for Cosmic Search included Arthur C. Clarke, Philip Morrison and Carl Sagan, as well as many other noted scientists and scholars.
There are no original photographs remaining of the images which appear
in these online Cosmic Search magazines, nor are there high-resolution images
available. As far as original photo credits are concerned, the original
webmaster compiled a list of photo credits
for the photos which appear in these online versions of Cosmic Search. The
only information we have at this point is the information (if any) which
was printed next to the picture. If a name other than ours appears, we
cannot give reprint permission (Cosmic Search was authorized to use photos
but was not allowed to extend that authorization to others). Only the
entity listed could grant the permission. If a photo was not credited,
then there is no information available, and most likely no way to find out.
If the list of photo credits shows
that no person or institution is identified for a given photo and if you
wish to use one or more of these photos, we may be able to allow use with
proper credit given. To request such permission, send an e-mail to our
webmaster by clicking on the following link (which will start your e-mail
program and will fill in the Subject for you automatically):
Permission to Use Cosmic Search Photo(s).
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