Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?
In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.
Watson presents the most up-to-date knowledge on everything from light echoing around the cosmos, the mechanics of black holes and how to navigate the hidden delights of nightfall, to the most profound questions facing humankind. With mind-bending stories from the frontiers of science, Cosmic Chronicles is an expert’s view of what we know and how we know it.
‘Despite the complexity of the Universe, you feel as though you’ve always been part of unravelling its mysteries as you read Fred Watson’s entertaining new book. You will explore its history, spot things in the night sky you’ve never noticed before, and if you’re hoping for a wild new travel adventure, you’ll learn how to go to space without contaminating the cosmos with pesky earthly microbes. Bonus!’ ― Amanda Bauer, head of education and public outreach, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
‘Fred Watson's new book, Cosmic Chronicles: A user’s guide to the Universe, is a superb romp through the historical, cultural and scientific astronomical phenomena that surround us every day. Fred is a national treasure for his witty and incisive descriptions of science, fun and interesting to all. The book spans medieval astronomers to NASA deep space missions and even includes Goldilocks and The Terminator (revealed as serene and even romantic). Enjoy!’ ― Col. Pamela A. Melroy, USAF (ret.), former NASA Astronaut
‘Full of science and wonder, this book will leave you looking upwards.’ ― Richard Glover, ABC Radio
$24.95Have a look at how amazing this T-Shirt is! Colour: Teal.
$24.95A collection of simple hands-on activities for young readers. Activities range from building a simple model to illustrate the vast scope of our solar system to a demonstration of the speed of light. These activities are designed to engage both the readers' hands and minds, which helps them better understand and retain the knowledge gained from the activities.
A pack of 50, double-sided, pocket-sized cards to help identify constellations, planets, meteors and other starry sights. Each card shows a feature of the night sky, one to a side, including a detailed picture and description, interesting facts, statistics and position in the night sky. An easy, convenient and informative companion for stargazing in the outdoors or through a telescope. With internet links to star maps and websites to find out more.
Stand by for lift-off! It's time to explore the solar system and beyond with epic facts and out-of-this-world activities!
Inside you'll find a book packed with facts on the planets of the solar system, plus a torch to project four major star constellations on your wall!
Explore the night sky with this guide to the constellations, for use with the naked eye, binoculars and telescopes.
With charts for 88 constellations in both hemispheres, a star atlas, and details of the brightest stars and objects of interest.
Always remember your trip to the Parkes Radio Telescope with this magnet.
Or keep it as a reminder to cross a visit to The Dish off your bucket list!
Approx. 7.5CM x 5CM
$49.95Star finder to identify the main stars and constellations in both hemispheres.
This photographic star atlas shows the entire sky on 82 charts. The chart arrangement is shown on the endpapers, and a schematic depiction is given on page 9. The scale at the center of each field is 1° per cm (2.54° per inch) for all charts. Stars are shown down to approximately 14th magnitude.
The star atlas lists 1593 deep sky objects, all of which can be identified on the photographs. Object designators are based on the catalog of the Eye & Telescope v3.0 software [Pfl2011], which features one of the best error-corrected object databases. In a few cases, these designators may differ from those found in non-corrected catalogs or planetarium software.
Take a look at this Bookn' Puzzle Pack. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Book in this pack, along with a 16 big piece puzzle.
Puzzle Size: 30 x 25cm
Piece Size: 75mm x 62mm
Join DJ Lance and the Gabba gang on a space adventure in a flying saucer!
In space they meet new friends and discover a new planet!
In other episodes, the Gabba gang discover some silly animals, learn about machines, and care for the environment in different ways!
Episodes: Space, Green, Robot, Animals