Lost in Space
August 2023 will have us looking to the night sky as we seek out the wonders of the universe. There are TWO full moons and the amazing Perseids Meteor Shower. These titles can help you learn more about the universe beyond as we share in these wonders – there’s something for all ages in here.
Bill Nye the science guy. The moon
Learning about Earth's natural satellite is an out-of-this-world experience as loony Bill Nye illuminates the orbit and phases of the moon.
The comic strip history of space
The complete history of space as it's never been seen before. Featuring the entire known universe plus some bits we're still not sure about (with pictures). Guaranteed: exploding stars, speeding galaxies, black holes, red badgers (we might have lied about this one). Night-time will never be the same again.
Odenwald, Sten F., author.
Cosmology is the perfect introduction to cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics. Written by one of NASA's leading astronomers and educators, this book provides you with the essential foundations for understanding the science behind the universe we live in.
Moonology : working with the magic of lunar cycles
Boland, Yasmin, author.
Rector, Rebecca Kraft.
"Looking up at the stars on a clear night can inspire many questions in young minds. This easy-to-follow text provides lots of answers about star formation, sizes, temperatures, colors, constellations, and the life and death of stars. A fun, hands-on-activity illustrates why stars only shine at night. Fast facts and Words to Know offer additional information, while colorful photos bring each concept to life. The book correlates directly with the Next Generation Science Standards' expectation for understanding Earth's Place in the Universe in grades 1-2. It also is aligned with the Common Core English Language Arts standards for reading informational texts"-- Provided by publisher.
Universe : the definitive guide.
Marvel at the wonders of the universe, from stars and planets to black holes and nebulae, in this exploration of our solar system and beyond. Universe opens with a look at astronomy and the history of the Universe, using 3D artworks to provide a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental concepts of astronomy, including the basic techniques of practical astronomy. The core of the book is a tour of the cosmos covering the Solar System, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. Explanatory pages introduce different celestial phenomena, such as galaxies, and are followed by catalogs that profile the most interesting and important examples. A comprehensive star atlas completes the picture, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year as viewed from both the northern and southern hemispheres.