• 2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A Month-By-month Guide to Exploring the Skies above Australia, NZ & South Africa
    2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A Month-By-month Guide to Exploring the Skies above Australia, NZ & South Africa
    ISBN: 9780008399795
    Title: 2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A Month-By-month Guide to Exploring the Skies above Australia, NZ & South Africa
    Author: DUNLOP STORM

    A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2021.

    Diagrams drawn for the latitude of southern Australia, but including events visible from New Zealand and South Africa.

    Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion.

    Content includes:

    * Advice on where to start looking

    * Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see

    * Special, detailed charts for positions of planets, minor planets and comets in 2021

    * Seasonal charts

    * Details of dark sky sites

    * Details of objects and events you might see in 2021

    * Diagrams of notable events visible from Australia, and some for New Zealand and South Africa

    Also available: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland and
    A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above North America.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00

  • 30-Second Space Travel: 50 Key Inventions and Destinations That Have Inspired Humanity Toward the Heavens
    30-Second Space Travel: 50 Key Inventions and Destinations That Have Inspired Humanity Toward the Heavens
    ISBN: 9781782409786
    Title: 30-Second Space Travel: 50 Key Inventions and Destinations That Have Inspired Humanity Toward the Heavens
    Author: LIU CHARLES

    From the imaginings of science-fiction writers and scientists through the ages, all the way to the Moon landings, and beyond into the realms of easy space-tourism, 30-Second Space Travel will guide you through the hows, wheres, whys, and whens of one of the most remarkable feats of human exploration.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Apollo 11: The Inside Story
    Apollo 11: The Inside Story
    ISBN: 9781785786181
    Title: Apollo 11: The Inside Story

    Informed by extensive interviews with astronauts such Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, David Scott, John Young, Alan Shepard, Charlie Duke, Al Bean, Gordon Cooper, Al Worden, Walt Cunningham, Tom Stafford, Dick Gordon, John Glenn, Pete Conrad, Edgar Mitchel, James Irwin, Stu Roosa, Ron Evans, Deke Slayton, Wally Schirra, as well as key politicians and NASA personnel

    Fifty years ago in July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step onto its surface. President Nixon called it the greatest week since creation.

    In the most authoritative book ever written about Apollo, David Whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission, telling the story in the words of those who took part - based around exclusive interviews with the key players.

    This enthralling book takes us from the early rocket pioneers to the shock America received from the Soviets' launch of the first satellite, Sputnik; from the race to put the first person into space, through President Kennedy's enthusiasm and later doubts, to the astronauts' intense competition to leave the first footprint.

    Here is the story as told by the crew of Apollo 11 and the many other astronauts who paved the way or went to the moon themselves after Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins. Astronauts, engineers, politicians, NASA officials, Soviet rivals - all tell their own story of a great moment of human achievement.

    The full list of interviewees includes NASA employees such as James Fletcher, Roco Petrone, Brainerd Homes, Bob Gilruth, George Mueller, James Webb, John Houbolt, Robert Seamans, Max Faget, Director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Labratory William Pickering and Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History of Humankind
    Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History of Humankind
    ISBN: 9781783351534
    Title: Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History of Humankind
    Author: CLARK STUART

    From Stone Age to space age, people have looked up at the stars and been inspired by their beauty, their patterns, and their majesty.

    Beneath the Night is a history of humanity, told through our relationship with the night sky. From prehistoric cave art and Ancient Egyptian zodiacs to the modern era of satellites and space exploration, Stuart Clark explores a fascination shared across the world and throughout millennia. It is one that has shaped our scientific understanding; helped us navigate the terrestrial world; provided inspiration for our poets, artists and philosophers; and it has given us a place to project our hopes and fears. In the stars, we can see our past - and ultimately, our fate.

    This is the awe-inspiring story of the universe, and our place within it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Cosmos
    ISBN: 9780345539434
    Title: Cosmos
    Author: SAGAN CARL

    Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Elegant Universe
    Elegant Universe
    ISBN: 9780099289920
    Title: Elegant Universe
    Author: GREENE BRIAN

    Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery to reveal a universe of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, in this ""New York Times"" bestseller that features a new Preface and Epilogue.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Extraterrestrial The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
    Extraterrestrial The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
    ISBN: 9781529304831
    Title: Extraterrestrial The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
    Author: LOEB AVI

    "Provocative and thrilling ... Loeb asks us to think big and to expect the unexpected." --Alan Lightman,New York Timesbest-selling author ofEinstein's Dreams andSearching for Stars on an Island in Maine

    Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star.

    In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard's top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization.
    InExtraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory& and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination,Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars--and to think critically about what's out there, no matter how strange it seems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141037622
    Title: Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    Author: GREENE BRIAN

    Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Cosmos is an astonishing grand tour of the universe and the best layman's guide to current thinking on 'how everything works'. This rollercoaster ride explores the mysteries of space and time; asks questions about the nature of reality, dark matter, space warps and wiggles; and will fundamentally alter the perceptions of anyone that's looked up at the stars and asked themselves: what's it all about?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
  • Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention
    Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention
    ISBN: 9780262539647
    Title: Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention

    The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has, among many other achievements, revealed thousands of galaxies in what seemed to be empty patches of sky; transformed our knowledge of black holes; found dwarf planets with moons orbiting other stars; and measured precisely how fast the universe is expanding. In Handprints on Hubble, retired astronaut Kathryn Sullivan describes her work on the NASA team that made all of this possible. Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, recounts how she and other astronauts, engineers, and scientists launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained Hubble, the most productive observatory ever built.
    Along the way, Sullivan chronicles her early life as a "Sputnik Baby," her path to NASA through oceanography, and her initiation into the space program as one of "thirty-five new guys." (She was also one of the first six women to join NASA's storied astronaut corps.) She describes in vivid detail what liftoff feels like inside a spacecraft (it's like "being in an earthquake and a fighter jet at the same time"), shows us the view from a spacewalk, and recounts the temporary grounding of the shuttle program after the Challenger disaster.
    Sullivan explains that "maintainability" was designed into Hubble, and she describes the work of inventing the tools and processes that made on-orbit maintenance possible. Because in-flight repair and upgrade was part of the plan, NASA was able to fix a serious defect in Hubble's mirrors-leaving literal and metaphorical "handprints on Hubble."
    Handprints on Hubble was published with the support of the MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Limitless: the Autobiography
    Limitless: the Autobiography
    ISBN: 9781529125580
    Title: Limitless: the Autobiography
    Author: PEAKE TIM

    From the #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this Planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut
    'What surprised me was how entirely serene I felt. I was weightless, no forces exerting themselves on my body. To my left was the Space Station. Below me, gradually going into shadow, was the Earth. And over my right shoulder was the universe.'

    In fascinating and personal detail, and drawing on exclusive diaries and audio recordings from his mission, astronaut Tim Peake takes readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like: the sights, the smells, the fear, the sacrifice, the exhilaration and the deep and abiding wonder of the view.

    Warm, inspiring and often funny, Tim also charts his surprising road to becoming an astronaut, from a shy and unassuming boy from Chichester who had a passion for flight, to a young British Army officer, Apache helicopter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot who served around the world. Tim's extensive eighteen-year career in the Army included the command of a platoon of soldiers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, deployment in Bosnia, and operations in Afghanistan.

    Full of life lessons for readers of all ages, Limitless is the story of how ordinary can become extraordinary.
    'For someone who has literally been out of this world Tim's an incredibly down to earth guy and I think you'll be amazed at some of the things he has done ... it's so inspiring to know that even going into space didn't change him as much as being a parent did' JOE WICKS

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Little Book of Astrology
    Little Book of Astrology
    ISBN: 9781911610687
    Title: Little Book of Astrology
    Author: MCKENNA ANNA

    Simple astrology that anyone can understand - perfect for a beginner.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    ISBN: 9781785212109
    Title: NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    Author: BAKER DAVID

    Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing by Apollo 11.

    The story of Apollo has been told many times, but most accounts stop at the first landing. This book picks up where others have left off, and describes the five post-Apollo 11 Moon landings, defined as technical developments built upon engineering excellence. It was only through the robust design adopted when aerospace contractors first designed and built the Apollo spacecraft and the Lunar Module that successive evolutions were possible, taking lunar-landing operations far beyond what had first been envisaged.

    This book is not intended to tell the full story of each mission, but rather to describe the technical development of spacecraft and equipment necessary to grow the capability from a single EVA
    ('moonwalk') of less than three hours, to advanced missions where astronauts spent three full working days exploring their landing sites. With the aid of a Lunar Roving Vehicle, they collected a wide
    variety of rocks and soil and left a range of instruments at the surface powered by a thermonuclear generator. As interest grows in humans returning to the Moon, 50 years on from those pioneering days of lunar exploration, we look again at what was accomplished at the dawn of the Space Age, spurred on by a political goal and developed as a tool for science.

    The story of the Apollo Moon missions is an expression of those achievements.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
    Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
    ISBN: 9780345376596
    Title: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
    Author: SAGAN CARL

    "FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. "TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity's future in the stars." --Chicago Tribune

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Planets
    ISBN: 9780008280574
    Title: Planets

    So staggering you go "whoa!" every few seconds' Guardian

    'Really impressive' Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning

    A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.

    The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before.

    Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun's expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning celestial beauty, the jewel of our Solar System. Uranus, the sideways planet and the first ice giant. Neptune, dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds. Pluto, the dwarf planet, a frozen rock.

    Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox take readers on a voyage of discovery, from the fiery heart of our Solar System, to its mysterious outer reaches. They touch on the latest discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the planets, their moons and how they come to be, alongside recent stunning and mind-boggling NASA photography.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Planets: Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Series
    Planets: Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Series
    ISBN: 9781906367824
    Title: Planets: Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Series

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Secret Life of Stars Astrophysics for Everyone
    Secret Life of Stars Astrophysics for Everyone
    ISBN: 9781760761226
    Title: Secret Life of Stars Astrophysics for Everyone

    'Astrophysics made fun!'Pam Melroy, former astronaut and space shuttle commander'The most enjoyable stroll through the cosmos'Gerry Griffin, former flight director, Apollo Mission ControlWe all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luyten's Flare, the Rosino-Zwicky Object or Chanal's variable star? For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars.Each chapter connects us to the various different and unusual stars and their amazing characteristics and attributes, from pulsars, blue stragglers and white dwarfs to cannibal stars and explosive supernovae. With chapter illustrations by Eirian Chapman, this book brings to life the remarkable personalities of these stars, reminding readers what a diverse and unpredictable universe we live in and how fortunate we are to live around a stable star, our Sun.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe
    Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe
    ISBN: 9781471178931
    Title: Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe

    After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas, Edward Brooke-Hitching's stunning new book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the& skies above us.&

    This richly illustrated treasury& showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities.

    This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, medieval aliens, mythological animals and rampaging spirits. The reader is taken on a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats,& Mongolian astral prophets& and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity.& Even stranger& are the& forgotten stories from European history, like the English belief of the Middle Ages& in& ships that sailed a sea above the clouds, 16th-century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien-made canals on the surface of Mars.

    As the intricacies of our universe are today being revealed with unprecedented clarity, there has never been a better time for a highly readable book as beautiful as the night sky to contextualise the scale of these achievements for the general reader.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Space is Cool as Fuck
    Space is Cool as Fuck
    ISBN: 9781925700091
    Title: Space is Cool as Fuck
    Author: HOWELLS KATE

    Bite-sized chunks of incredible, unbelievable information explaining everything you need to know about our universe from black holes to dark matter, featuring aliens, crazy scientists and incredible worlds!
    Space is Cool as Fuck features more than 100 wild artworks, photographs and illustrations from 40 international young artists, expressing the ineffable, immense, beautiful and insane.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Space Mission Art
    Space Mission Art
    ISBN: 9781781453810
    Title: Space Mission Art

    Since 1961, our country has launched men and women into the hostile vacuum of space. For the adventures on which they were about to embark, astronauts, associates and designers commemorated each mission by creating a unique insignia that the crew could wear with pride on their spacesuits. Space Mission Art collects every one of these iconic designs, plus sticker sheets, to celebrate the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs. They are presented in full color and glorious detail alongside the stories behind their design. There are also crew photos, mission facts and trivia that reveal the human face of space exploration, capturing the comedy, tragedy, bravery and beauty of these extraordinary adventures into the unknown.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Stars of the Southern Skies Star Chart
    Stars of the Southern Skies Star Chart
    ISBN: 9781869531959
    Title: Stars of the Southern Skies Star Chart
    Author: MOORE

    Format: Map
    Price: $20.00
  • Stars: Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Series
    Stars: Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Series
    ISBN: 9781906367817
    Title: Stars: Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates Series
    Author: BROWN G

    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 the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Sun
    ISBN: 9781785511721
    Title: Sun

    -A fascinating and informative look at studies of the Sun throughout history, beautifully illustrated with images from the Science Museum's collection -The combination of historic and modern studies and accessible text ensure there is something here for every reader -Cloth binding with foil details make this a beautiful addition to any bookshelf Dazzling, beautiful, powerful, mysterious - the Sun has fascinated people throughout history. This book charts our changing understanding of the Sun through a rich collection of scientific imagery: from from a 10th-century manuscript drawing of an earth-centered universe, to awe-inspiring close-ups of our turbulent star taken by orbiting spacecraft. Each image tells a story of evolving scientific understanding and techniques, as well as the personal dedication of the theologians, artists and astronomers who made them. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The sun and planets; The solar surface; Eruptions; Sunlight; Eclipsed; Glossary; Further reading. Published to accompany the special exhibition The Sun: Living with Our Star, running at the Science Museum from 6 October 2018 to 6 May 2019.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00