100 Facts : Astronomy


Author : Sue Becklake

100 Facts Astronomy is a mind-blowing illustrated children's science book for 7-10 years, taking an in-depth look at the study of space. Discover what we know about the universe and how we know it, from the planets and moons of our solar system to distant galaxies. Children can find out how telescopes work, learn what goes on at an observatory and explore space for themselves with expert advice on how to be a stargazer. Exactly 100 numbered facts will challenge children, acting as an incentive as they make their way through the book. Packed with beautiful artwork and photographs, and featuring fun panels containing activities, quizzes and hilarious cartoons, 100 Facts is the perfect introduction to this fascinating topic. What is astronomy?, Families of stars, Earth in space, Planets, Starry skies, Mapping the stars, Keeping time, Wandering stars, First telescopes, Discoveries with telescopes, How telescopes work, Telescopes today, Observatories, Splitting light, Space telescopes, Radio telescopes, Watching the Sun, The edge of the Universe, Space probes, Astronomy from home, In the future.