A Thrilling Voyage Through Our Vast Solar System
Our place in space is occupiced by planets, dwarf planet, moons and many more fascinating objects all orbiting our sun. Featuring 30 beautifully illustrated cards, The Solar System is a guided tour of our cosmic neighbourhood, suitable for space enthusiasts of all ages.
Dr Vienna Tran is a medical doctor, writer, musician and space medicine researcher. She spent many nights during her childhood gazing up at the stars and planets. She is researching how humans can stay healthy in space as we explore the Solar System.
Step outside and look up at the night sky. We are fortunate to live in Australia, where the stars of the Southern Hemisphere are spectacular. does it leave you with a sense of wonder, wanting to know more about the heavens above? Then this book is for you.
Whatever your level of interest this publication has much to offer. even if you are a beginner just starting your astronomical voyage, using nothing but your eyes, let this be your guide to:
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
$24.95Discover fascinating planets with this fun and informative introduction to the planets of out solar system! learn how planets are formed, and learn about the two types of planets found in our solar systems: terrestrial planets and gas giants... and the planets we might yet discover in other systems.