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Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Book Set: Stars and Planets Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Book Set: Stars and Planets Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Book Set: Stars and Planets standing on stack of books with star mug Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Book Set: Stars and Planets inside pages Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Book Set: Stars and Planets inside pages nebula The Bubble Nebula Great Equatorial Telescope at Royal Observatory Greenwich black and white photo Contents Page: Stars cosmic distance ladder diagram Earthrise Jupiter Contents Page: Planets Solar system diagram

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Book Set: Stars and Planets

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Save when you buy the first two accessible astronomy titles from the new Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates series: Stars, and Planets.

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

"As a concise introduction, Planets manages to cover an impressive amount and will undoubtedly leave the reader keen to learn more. ★★★★★" - BBC Sky at Night Magazine

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