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Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2 -
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2 -
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2 -
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2 -
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Astronomy Guides Set of 2

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Special Price. Save £1.98 when you purchase two accessible astronomy titles from the new Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates series guides together.

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Stars by Dr Greg Brown

There are approximately ten-billion-trillion stars in the entire observable Universe. That’s a little more than the number of grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth. But what exactly are stars? How long do they live? How hot are they? The answers to these questions and many more are answered in the first book in a series of accessible guides to astronomy, written by astronomers at Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Dr Greg Brown is an astronomer working at Royal Observatory Greenwich. In his time in research at the University of Warwick, he studied some of the largest explosions in the Universe and the supermassive black holes hiding in distant galaxies. Combining a love of science, comedy and acting, Greg moved into science communication, where he has been eliciting anguished groans from his audiences ever since.

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Format: 109x178 mm
  • Pages: 128
  • Images: 8

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Planets by Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder

Planets is the second book in a series of accessible guides to astronomy, written by astronomers at Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Since ancient times five planets have been easily visible to the naked eye – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They appear to us like stars, as bright points of light in our night skies. Planets charts humanity’s understanding of our neighbouring bodies, from the first clues established by Galileo Galilei in the 17th century, through to the vast amount we do (and much we don’t) know today.

Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder is an astronomer, astrophysicist and science communicator. She is currently the Senior Manager of Public Astronomy at Royal Observatory Greenwich. As an astrophysicist, she used microwave and radio telescopes to study the formation of stars and planets in our Galaxy at Cardiff University, Imperial College London and University of Exeter. Emily became interested in astronomy as a child, when she would look up at the night sky and wonder if we were alone in the Universe. She still does this today.

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Format: 109x178 mm
  • Pages: 128
  • Images: 8

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Space Exploration by Dhara Patel

Space is far bigger than humanity can conceive. Although our ancestors visually examined the skies to make sense of the Universe, for centuries space exploration in its truest sense is just a moment in this historical timeline, yet it is how we've significantly improved our understanding of the cosmos.
This book begins with the evolution of astronomy, including notable characters, scientific breakthroughs and pinnacle moments. It delves into the development of robotic spacecraft and what uncrewed and crewed missions above and beyond our planet have uncovered. It questions how this knowledge will aid us in our future space endeavours, and the myriad questions that remain unanswered.
From stargazing to stepping on the Moon, and from space stations to the prospect of commercial spaceflight, learn more in Dhara Patel's concise history of space exploration. Dhara Patel is an astronomer and science communicator at Royal Observatory Greenwich. She began her career as a secondary school science teacher after completing a Masters in physics. She has spent the last five years sharing her passion for science and astronomy from the Observatory, as well as at national science festivals and through the media. National Maritime Museum publication.
  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • English
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