The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond.
Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes.
The position, size, and color of every night-sky object is revealed with unprecedented clarity, and a specially commissioned 3-D model of the celestial sphere that surrounds our planet charts all 88 constellations, together forming a complete map of the sky. From the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, key areas in astronomy and cosmology are covered, and colorful infographics distill a wealth of data into an easy-to-digest visual format.
Whether you want to know more about space and the night sky or are eager to take up stargazing, The Stars is your guide to exploring these fascinating marvels of the universe.
This lavishly produced volume takes the reader on an exquisitely pictorial journey through the cosmos [...] certainly a beautiful and comprehensive guide that would grace any astronomer's library -- Steve Richards * BBC Sky at Night * There is much to admire about this book. Authored by a collection of experts and brilliantly illustrated with enticing diagrams and images, the two aspects come together to educate us on all things stars while remaining easy to follow * How It Works *
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience. Her BBC 2 programme "Do We Really Need the Moon?" earned Maggie the talkback Thames new talent award. She went on to present"Do We Really Need Satellites?" and Channel 4's "Brave New World". She is currently Presenter of BBC 4's 'Sky at Night'. Maggie studied at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.