Little Book, BIG Universe: A Guide to Exploring Australia’s Night Skies
Want to watch spectacular meteors rain down on Earth? Wave to real-life astronauts as they fly overhead? Find your way home using only the Southern Cross?
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith’s easy step-by-step guide to exploring Australia’s night skies is full of mind-blowing facts about our cosmos. You will master time travel and planet hunting, learn how to take amazing photos in the dark and use helpful gadgets to supercharge your new backyard hobby. Sprinkled throughout the pages, First Dog on the Moon’s awesome drawings show the best entertainment in town is found by simply looking up.
The operative word in the title is ‘exploring’, because the emphasis in the text is on how to look at our night sky and the tools the reader can use to locate and identify various astronomical bodies and then photograph and study them.
- RRP (AUD)
- Popular science & astronomy
Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astronomer and Professor at the University of New South Wales. In 2018 she was appointed as the Australian Government’s Ambassador for Women in STEM. She is the author of When Galaxies Collide and best-selling children’s book Under the Stars.
Thames & Hudson Australia
Thames & Hudson Australia publishes around 40 original titles each year into subject areas including the arts, architecture, interiors, design, photography, environment, gardening, food and drink and children’s books. We specialise in illustrated books, children’s books and narrative nonfiction.