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Planetarium

The newest title in the Welcome to the Museum series turns its focus to the heavens and explores the wonders of space.

Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore. Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of galactic matter, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition in the comfort of your own home. Planetarium features all aspects of space, from the sun and our solar system to the lives of stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. With stunning artwork from Dinosauriumillustrator Chris Wormell and informative text by Raman Prinja, a professor of astrophysics at University College, London, Planetarium is the perfect gift for budding astronomers and armchair stargazers alike.

Pages: 112

Ages: 8-12yrs

 Praise:

Gazing up at the stars is an incomparable experience, but this stellar book comes close to capturing the night sky’s enchantments. The latest entry in the Welcome to the Museum series guides readers through “galleries,” explaining how humans look at space, the solar system, elements of the sky, galaxies, and the universe. Richly rendered woodblock-style illustrations by Wormell hearken back to the magical precision of early illustrations by celestial observers, mixing close-up detail, wider-range views, and diagrams, including a dazzling view of the evolving universe. Prinja’s understatedly expert text balances comprehensive information on each subject with approachable explanations of wonder-inducing science. For example, to explain transiting, a method researchers use to find exoplanets, he writes, “Imagine finding a firefly crawling over a searchlight by measuring the dimming of the searchlight’s brightness—and doing that from 620 miles away.” A mesmerizing resource for astronomy buffs young and old. Ages 8–12. (Apr.)

 

Publishers Weekly

Richly rendered woodblock-style illustrations by Wormell hearken back to the magical precision of early illustrations by celestial observers, mixing close-up detail, wider-range views, and diagrams, including a dazzling view of the evolving universe. Prinja’s understatedly expert text balances comprehensive information on each subject with approachable explanations of wonder-inducing science...A mesmerizing resource for astronomy buffs young and old.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Constellations, nebulae, and the inconceivable vastness of the universe take shape in its mesmerizing mix of facts and fantastical images.
—Foreword Reviews


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