Collins Stars and Planets by Greenwich Royal Observatory, Collins Maps


Collins Stars and Planets by Greenwich Royal Observatory, Collins Maps

Stars and Planets is a colourful introduction to the exciting world of astronomy and the ideal identification guide to the Universe. The book is illustrated with more than 200 stunning colour photographs, artworks and maps. Concise chapters introduce the stars and galaxies and explore the origin of the Universe. The book includes many star charts showing stars visible to the naked eye. A young budding astronomer will be able to use these charts from any point on Earth to learn the constellations that brighten up the night sky. Packed with fascinating facts and figures about the wonders of the Universe, Collins Stars and Planets is richly illustrated with full-colour images of the planets, their moons and recent space discoveries. Written at an introductory level appropriate for young students of the ever fascinating subject of space.

About the Author

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day and year. It is also home to London's only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK's largest refracting telescope. It runs the annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

15th August 2013



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