Imagine looking into the farthest reaches of the Universe!
But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science.
This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand why spinning and orbiting matter, how to find an alien world and why the Sun is such an important star. Discover what happens to light in a spectroscope and build your own telescope - and lots, lots more!
Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond!
This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations.
For readers aged 9+.
Born in Norfolk, Mark has had a fascination with all things in the sky ever since he was a small boy. At the age of 10 he got his first view through a telescope; Saturn in all its glory. It ignited a passion that has stayed with him ever since. Mark has inspired millions of viewers to get out and enjoy the night sky through his role as presenter on the RTS nominated show BBC Stargazing Live. His passion for reaching out to a new audience has found him working on The One Show, This Morning, and on ITV's prime time breakfast show Good Morning. He is also a regular on BBC Breakfast, Five News and a regular voice on Radio Five Live. As an astronomy populariser, he has lectured at the Royal Institution in London and the National Astronomy Meeting and many science and literature festivals around the country. His popular family theatre show 'Spectacular Science' has toured for three years, including at the Edinburgh Fringe and has received 5 star reviews to sell-out audiences.
1: Staring into space 1: Measure the Moon 1: See where the Sun ... sets 1: Observe Earth's spin 1: Tell the time ... with shadows 1: Build a telescope 1: Observe the Sun 1: Become the lunar phases 1: Hunt for alien worlds 1: Create colours ... with a spectroscope 1: Explore the doppler effect 1: Capture star trails 1: Build an astrolabe 1: Glossary 1: Further information 1: Index