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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Review: Stargazer

Do you know a budding astronomer with an interest in the night sky? This is the perfect kids guide to the stars to get them exploring the sky.

Take a trip through the universe to find the constellations, appreciate the beauty of the stars, and understand the stories our ancestors told as they searched for meaning in the skies.

The stunning photographic images of nebulas and galaxies will fill kids with awe at the expanse of stars and swirling, colourful gasses that stretch across the universe.

As we journey across the universe, we learn about the most recognisable constellations, the names of the key stars in them, and their positions relative to one another. We can trace our way across the stories in the sky.

The constellations are all clearly marked out, with their patterns and shapes drawn like dot-to-dots and their stories and meanings explained.

There is interesting scientific information about the celestial sphere, star distances and how Earth’s orbit impacts our view of the constellations, as well as discussion on some curious elements of particular galaxies, such as black holes. There are also tips for stargazing to get the up and coming astronomer ready to search the skies. Note this edition is specially designed for readers in the Southern Hemisphere.

The book finishes off with a glossary of terms and a comprehensive index, making it useful for those school projects and research.

This is a really easy to follow and interesting guide to the stars that is sure to spark interest from kids of all ages.

Title: Stargazer: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night Sky
Publisher: DK, $29.99
Publication Date: 2 April 2019
Format: Soft Cover
ISBN: 9780143795575
For ages: 9 - 14
Type: Non-Fiction