Space Mania: Discovering Distant Worlds Without Leaving Your Own

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Sterling Pub., 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
From the big bang to meteor showers, from moon phases to solar eclipses, this wonderfully lively introduction to astronomy is like an armchair rocket ship flying kids to the stars. Along the way, they'll learn how fast light travels and the different shapes of the galaxies; get a closer view of the heavens with the help of telescopes; see a star being born; and discover what the constellations look like Down Under. Journey to the outer planets like Jupiter and Saturn, and make a mobile that shows their relative distances. Build a "projector" out of a cereal box and explore the evening sky right from the bedroom. There's even information on Martian Meteorites! Remarkably clear explanations of scientific concepts, enticing photos and illustrations, fascinating fun facts, and enjoyable activities make this truly stellar!

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