Did you wish on the first star of the evening when you were little?
Did you ponder what’s really up there, daydream about astronomical discoveries, and wonder what secrets were yet to be revealed?
Let your imagination run wild again with these stories of the night sky:
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away. Based on the novel Contact by Carl Sagan.
The Day the World Discovered the Sun
by Mark Anderson
An extraordinary story of scientific adventure and the race to track the transit of Venus.
The Lonely Existence of Asteroids and Comets
by Mark Weakland
Explores asteroids and comets, including their formation, differences, and impact on life on Earth, in graphic novel format.
The Night Sky Month by Month
by Will Gater with Giles Sparrow
Features illustrations of stars, prominent constellations, and meteor showers for each month between 2010 and 2019
by Christopher Kokinos
Weaving natural history, memoir, and the stories of maverick scientists, daring adventurers, and stargazing dreamers, this book takes us from Antarctica to outer space to tell the tale of how the study of meteorites became a scientific passion.
The Secrets of the Vaulted Sky
by David Berlinski
Explains how astrology works and how astrological ideas, although now widely discredited, have reappeared in modern scientific theories.
by Carole Stott and Giles Sparrow
The beginner stargazer’s guide to the night sky
“Never,” said Hagrid irritably, “try an’ get a straight answer out of a centaur. Ruddy stargazers. Not interested in anythin’ closer’n the moon.”
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone