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 aspe... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Astronomy - Juvenile literature, Planetary systems - Juvenile literature
||Children's General Non-Fiction
||Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
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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.
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||Planetarium is the latest installment in the Welcome to the Musuem series of books. Previous volumes included such titles as Botanicum, Animalium and Dinosaurium (you can probably guess their respective subject matters), and this astronomy-themed tome is an excellent addition to the collection. The first thing that catches your eye are the beautiful illustrations, they are quite simply stunning and will instantly entice readers of any age into the book. It's rather like being drawn into a magical world with colour, mystery and excitement. The reader's taken on a whistle stop tour of the universe and provided with concise descriptions of the planets within the solar system, as well as comets and meteors, from the Big Bang right through to the fate of our universe.There are also sections on exoplanets and black holes, while professor Raman Prinja briefly discusses the constellations visible from both hemispheres, which would each be worthy of seperate books. Each subject is split into a Gallery, like a museum for the mind's eye, and every illustration is given its own accompanying text, which allows the reader to gain sense of the scale of the topic being described and provides an excellent reference point. Such a broad spectrum of topics is covered that the book cannot delve into detailed science, but there are plenty of snappy and interesting facts on each page that all readers will be able to enjoy and learn from, no matter their level of understanding of the subject. This book is a worthwhile addition to any astronomer's library, ideal for leafing through on a cloudy evening to let the mind wander into the mysteries of our universe. * Sky at Night *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Raman Prinja (Author) 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. Chris Wormell (Illustrator) Chris Wormell is a self-taught engraver and celebrated printmaker. He creates his timeless illustrations using wood engraving and linocut, as well as digital engraving working with tablet and computer. Chris has written and illustrated many children's books and most recently gained recognition for the cover illustration of the award-winning bestselling H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald, as well as for Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One.