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Raman Prinja - Author

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RAMAN PRINJA is Professor of Astrophysics at University College London, where he specialises in massive stars, star formation and the evolution of galaxies. He is a multiple winner of UCL faculty and department teaching awards. Raman is keen to bring the subject of astronomy to a wider audience and has written several successful books on the subject, including Night Sky Watcher which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2015.

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Wonders of the Night Sky

Wonders of the Night Sky

Author: Raman Prinja Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Navigate your way around the treasures of the night sky with this fact-packed, hands-on exploration into our solar system and beyond Author Professor Raman Prinja is the multi-award-winning Head of Department for Physics and Astronomy at University College London and a celebrated children's author. Professor Prinja pens this definitive resource on the wonders above us, following on from the enormous success of his book Planetarium. Each night sky feature is explored from two angles: the first focuses on observations that are possible for even the youngest among us, and the second - using 'Know Why' panels and accessible 'Astronomy Catch-up' spreads - provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the science behind what the young reader is looking at in the sky.

Planetarium Postcards

Planetarium Postcards

Author: Raman Prinja Format: Cards Release Date: 14/11/2019

This collection of 50 postcards features Chris Wormell's incredible illustrations of astronomical objects. From the Sun and our Solar System, to the Milky Way and the Universe beyond, these images are perfect for sending to your friends or pinning on your wall.

Planetarium

Planetarium

Author: Raman Prinja Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY'S YOUNG PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE 2019 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 from 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 Chris Wormell and informative text by Professor Raman Prinja, Planetarium is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in this fascinating field.

In Focus: Space

In Focus: Space

Author: Raman Prinja Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Which moon in the solar system has more water than Earth? How are black holes made? What's our full address in the Universe? In Focus: Space by Raman Prinja has the answers! In Focus is a cool information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them! Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary, and index, plus front and end gatefold flaps on the cover.

Stars A Journey Through Stellar Birth, Life and Death

Stars A Journey Through Stellar Birth, Life and Death

Author: Raman Prinja Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2008

Stars presents a vivid account of the fascinating life-stories of stars. The informative and accessible text is combined with breathtaking imagery from the most powerful telescopes to capture the beauty of star birth, the extreme activity of stars and their violent demise.The book begins with an engaging description of stunning nurseries in space that give rise to new stars. The latest scientific discoveries are explained in an easy-to-understand style that is suitable for novices, enthusiasts and experienced observers. Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer infrared images reveal exquisite details of not only the star-formation process in our Milky Way Galaxy but also in extreme environments in other distant galaxies. Professor Prinja expertly reveals the remarkable phases that mark the evolution of stars, including detailed observations of dynamic explosions on the Sun. The final chapters of Stars provides unparalleled insights into the death of stars, covering colourful planetary nebulae and the incredible power of supernovae and hypernovae explosions. Stars is a thought-provoking and highly informative study of the stellar Universe and our place in it and is illustrated throughout with breathtaking colour photographs from NASA and ESA.

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