Sun and Moon Book cover Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography
Sun and Moon Book cover Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography

Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography

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A unique pictorial history of astronomical exploration from the earliest prehistoric observatories to the latest satellite images of the Moon and the Sun. Includes fascinating art and objects from the Royal Museums Greenwich collections. 

From the beginning of time, human beings have looked up at the stars and speculated on other worlds.

Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, Sun and Moon tells the story of that burning human need to comprehend the universe, from Neolithic observatories that mark the solstice to the latest space telescopes.

It shows, for the first time, how the development of photography and cartography – the means of documenting other worlds – is linked indelibly to the charting of the heavens, from the first image on a glass plate to the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • By Mark Holborn
  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (3 Jun. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 31.8 x 4.3 x 30.4 cm

Just one of our Astronomy & Space books at Royal Museums Greenwich. 

We have more Moon-inspired homewaresclothingbooksprints and gifts. 'The Moon', our new major exhibition is at the National Maritime Museum from 19 July 2019 until 5 January 2020. 

The Moon Exhibition book stack surrounded by a telescope, space shuttle and moon print

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