This text blasts you into the world of space to discover the galaxies and beyond. See the Hubble telescope orbiting the Earth, discover the birth of our solar system and follow the search for life on Mars. Divided into themed sections and with practical tips for the amateur astronomer, this reference should prove useful for home or school. There are charts and cross-sections of images, as well as "find out more" boxes to promote further reading, a detailed reference section and practical instructions on how to make a simple telescope.
Heather Couper is a TV astronomer and author of more than 25 books on astronomy and space. Nigel is an award-winning science writer who specializes in astronomy and space for the general reader. He is the author of more than 30 books. They both currently live in Buckinghamshire.