This books is a fascinating introduction to astronomy and the wonders of the night sky. It begins by looking at the universe as a whole, describing what we can see in the night sky. The solar system is then explored in detail, taking each planet in turn, from the hot world of Mercury near the Sun, to the distant, frozen world of Pluto. Moons, asteroids, meteoroids and comets are described, and objects outside our solar system are explained. Readers will learn what stars are, and how they cluster together to form galaxies that allow us to map out the furthest reaches of our Universe.
I was the chief illustrator on this title, which will appeal to both children and adults wishing to learn about astronomy for the first time.
- Author: Andrew Conway, Rosie Coleman
- Illustrator: Dr Mark A. Garlick
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Date: December 2002
- Pages: 156 hardback
- ISBN: 0521806933