• 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: $27.00

  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 8
    Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 8
    ISBN: 9780008348991
    Title: Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 8

    A beautiful Christmas gift for beginner and seasoned stargazers alike

    A beautiful giftable, coffee-table book, showcasing the most spectacular space photography of its kind, taken from locations across the globe. Marvel at the wonders of the universe captured by the most talented astrophotographers. A perfect gift for all interested in exploring the mysteries of our solar system and beyond.

    Be captivated by 140 winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. These awe-inspiring images are submitted in several categories: aurorae, skyscapes, people and space, the sun and moon, planets, comets and asteroids, stars and nebulae, galaxies and a young competitor category. Each image is accompanied by caption, photographer, location and technical details. There is also a location map showing the origin of all images and a visual appendix of all images.

    The Judges

    Mandy Bailey, Astronomy Secretary for the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Jon Culshaw, Comedian, impersonator and regular guest on& The Sky a Night.

    Tom Kerss, Observatory Science Communication Officer at Royal Museums Greenwich

    Steve Marsh, Art Editor at the BBC& Sky at Night Magazine.

    Ed Robinson, Award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications.

    Rebecca Roth, Photographer, photo editor and Image Coordinator and Social Media Specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

    Oana Sandu, Community Coordinator for the European Southern Observatory.

    Alan Sparrow, Director of Fleet Street's Finest and Chair of the UK Picture Editors Guild.

    Melanie Vandenbrouck, Curator of Art (post-1800) at Royal Museums Greenwich.

    The Exhibition

    The National Maritime Museum hosts an exhibition of the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, showcasing these incredible images of the sky.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Astronomy: A Visual Guide
    Astronomy: A Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9780241317808
    Title: Astronomy: A Visual Guide

    Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a 643kmph swirling storm that started in the 1600s.

    This stunningly illustrated slipcase is lavishly designed to cover every aspect of astronomy. Learn about the history of discoveries in the field, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day. Discover more about astronomical phenomena, from the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and what happens when a star runs out of energy, to theories about the fate of the Universe - including the Big Crunch and the Big Rip, and take a visual tour of the Solar System, complete with the very latest photographs of the planets.

    A definitive month-by-month guide to the night sky, with profiles of all 88 constellations, over 100 star charts, and an Almanac of astronomical events over the next decade, will help you to navigate your way around the night sky, and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects. Featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomyis the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • 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: $39.00
  • Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
    Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
    ISBN: 9780241371381
    Title: Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut

    In space the sun rises and sets 16 times a day. You fly over every sea, every mountain and desert, every city and every port. The most ordinary things -- eating, sleeping, brushing your teeth or cutting your hair -- have to be relearned, until they become familiar again. This is the story of Samantha Cristoforetti's incredible journey to becoming an astronaut, and her journey beyond Earth.

    Her voyage as an apprentice astronaut began when she was in her early thirties: five years of intense training around the world, from Houston to Japan to the legendary Star City in Russia. Countless hours spent in centrifuges, spaceship simulators and under water for spacewalk practice. Then, one day, a rocket was waiting for her on the launch pad. And after eight minutes of wild ascent, she was on orbit, crunched up with her two crewmates in a tiny spaceship that took them to the International Space Station. This is an enthralling, inspiring and surprisingly down-to-earth story about what it really takes to pursue your dreams.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • 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
  • History of Space Exploration
    History of Space Exploration
    ISBN: 9780500022023
    Title: History of Space Exploration

    For centuries humanity has engaged in a virtual exploration of space through astronomical observation, aided by astounding scientific and technological advances. In more than sixty years since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, more than 6,000 functioning satellites have been launched into Earth's orbit and beyond - some to the farthest reaches of the Solar System - and more than 540 people have travelled into space. Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism. Numerous sidebars focus on the key individuals and inventions that brought us closer to the farthest reaches of the universe. Filled with astonishing images from the Smithsonian, NASA archives and other international collections, this is the first in-depth, fully illustrated survey of this universal human journey.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • History of the Universe in 21 Stars (& Three Imposters)
    History of the Universe in 21 Stars (& Three Imposters)
    ISBN: 9781787394650
    Title: History of the Universe in 21 Stars (& Three Imposters)

    Expert science writer Giles Sparrow guides you through 21 stars you can see in the night sky and what they can teach us about our universe.

    On a clear evening, if you look up you can see thousands of stars shining in the dark sky, each with a story of their own. Taking 21 stars (and three imposters, that cheekily aren't technically stars), expert science writer Giles Sparrow offers a complete introduction to what is happening up in the night sky.

    Sparrow draws 'star maps' to help you easily identify the celestial bodies and then explains (for anyone not an astronomer themselves) what this particular pinprick of light can tell us about the birth, life and death of our universe. From red giants, quasars and supernovae to black holes, multiple stars and even our own Sun, this fascinating book tells the intriguing, inspiring and sometimes incredible story of how we came to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, and what we learnt along the way.

    So look up at the sky and marvel at its wonders with this exciting new book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • How to Astronaut An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth
    How to Astronaut An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth
    ISBN: 9781523509614
    Title: How to Astronaut An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth
    Author: VIRTS TERRY

    "There's something intriguing to be learned on practically every page... How to Astronaut] captures the details of an extraordinary job and turns even the mundane aspects of space travel into something fascinating."--Publishers Weekly

    Ride shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts. A born stroyteller with a gift for the surprising turn of phrase and eye for the perfect you-are-there details, he captures all the highs, lows, humor, and wonder of an experience few will ever know firsthand. Featuring stories covering survival training, space shuttle emergencies, bad bosses, the art of putting on a spacesuit, time travel, and much more

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00

  • Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    ISBN: 9781785215902
    Title: Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    Author: HAYNES

    A companion volume to our forthcoming Universe Manual and Planets of the Solar System Manual (both due for 2019), and complementing our existing Earth, Moon and Mars manuals, this book provides a down-to-earth, digestible guide to our galaxy for the layperson.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet Design for the Red Planet
    Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet Design for the Red Planet
    ISBN: 9781872005461
    Title: Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet Design for the Red Planet

    Arrive. Survive. Thrive.Getting humans to Mars has become one of the great challenges of our time. Mars holds the potential of human settlement, and the promise of life after Earth. Some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs, architects and engineers are dedicated to conquering this next frontier.Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet is one of the first books to focus on the crucial role that design will play in this collective endeavour. From the capsules that will need to keep passengers in harmony during their nine-month journey, to the habitats that they will live in, to the terraforming of the landscape to make it life-sustaining, every detail needs to be designed. This task is falling to the traditional space agencies such as NASA, and to private entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson, and to architects such as Norman Foster. As well as technical and practical solutions, this book will examine how design and design thinkers are approaching our move to Mars in unexpected ways. With striking, rarely-seen imagery and a unique design-led focus, this book will appeal to 'space junkies' and design enthusiasts alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • 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: $39.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    ISBN: 9781529319408
    Title: Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    Author: MURDIN PAUL

    'A deft, frequently dramatic tour'

    'A wonderfully clear and readable book . . . Gives a splendid overview of our Sun's planetary system, including its history and exploration'
    Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell


    We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, full of events - for example, did you know that Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys, exactly as the earth did before life evolved on our fragile planet? Or that Mercury is the shyest planet? Or, that Mars' biggest volcano is 100 times the size of Earth's, or that its biggest canyon is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon, or that it wasn't always red, but blue?

    The culmination of a lifetime of astronomy and wonder, Paul Murdin's enchanting new book reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Sirens of Mars Searching for Life on Another World
    Sirens of Mars Searching for Life on Another World
    ISBN: 9780241216002
    Title: Sirens of Mars Searching for Life on Another World

    Right now, spacecraft are circling Mars, sweeping over Terra Sabaea, Syrtis Major, the dunes of Elysium and Mare Sirenum - on the brink, perhaps, of a discovery that would inspire humankind. With poetic precision, Sarah Stewart Johnson traces the evocative history of our explorations of Mars, interlacing her personal journey as a scientist with tales of other seekers who have scoured the planet for signs of life. Ultimately, she shows how its story is also a story about Earth: it is a mirror, a tell-tale reflection of our own anxieties and yearnings to find - if we're lucky - that we're not alone.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Space Exploration - A History in 100 Objects
    Space Exploration - A History in 100 Objects
    ISBN: 9781615196142
    Title: Space Exploration - A History in 100 Objects

    This is no ordinary space book.

    Within the pages of this eclectic pop-history, scientist and educator Sten Odenwald at NASA examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos. From Sputnik to Skylab and Galileo's telescope to the Curiosity rover, some objects are iconic and some obscure--but all are utterly important.
    • The Nebra sky disk (1600 BCE) features the first realistic depiction of the Sun, Moon, and stars.
    • The Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector& finally showed us how far we are from the Moon in 1969.
    • In 1986, it was the humble, rubber O-ring that doomed the space shuttle Challenger.
    • The Event Horizon Telescope gave us our first glimpse of a black hole in 2019.
    These 100 objects, as Odenwald puts it, showcase "the workhorse tools and game-changing technologies that have altered the course of space history . . . the tools and devices that, taken together, represent the major scientific discoveries--and celebrate the human ingenuity--of space technology, showing the ways physics and engineering have brought about our greatest leaps in understanding the way our universe works. . . . They make it clear that we have made giant strides in our quest to search ever more deeply into the farthest reaches of the universe--and behind each new discovery is an object that expands our appreciation of space as well as the boundless imagination and resourcefulness we carry within us."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • 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