Vacation Guide to the Solar System
Science for the Savvy Space Traveller
Olivia Koski Jana Grcevich Guerilla Science
Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in Sky at Night
Fuelled by imagination and grounded in science, the first guidebook to the solar system’s most exciting holiday destinations.
Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter’s sixty-four moons where you can take photos of its swirling storms. For a mini-break on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season.
Beautifully illustrated and packed with real-world science, The Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the essential planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Written by an astronomer from the American Museum of Natural History and one of the creators of the Guerilla Science collective, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the ‘what if’ of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about the planets in our solar system and even some moons!
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'SUPERB' BBC Sky at Night
'The ultimate guide for any budding space tourist' BBC Focus
'Just the thing to captivate a bright child or anyone, in fact, who aspires to be the next Tim Peake' Daily Telegraph