The Cosmic Tourist: Visit the 100 Most Awe-Inspiring Destinations in the Universe!

The Cosmic Tourist: Visit the 100 Most Awe-Inspiring Destinations in the Universe!


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Take your seats for an out-of-this-word tour through the Cosmos! Brian May, Patrick Moore, and Chris Lintott—authors of Bang!—fly us from Earth to the farthest-out galaxies. Along the way, we stop and gaze at 100 amazing sights, from asteroids to zodiacal dust. And each of our three tour guides has a special expertise and passion that they bring to their very personal explanations of what we see: Patrick is a lunar specialist; Brian is the leading authority on dust in our solar system, and Chris researches the formation of stars and galaxies. Extraordinary images present the universe as seen through the eyes of the biggest and best telescopes on Earth and in space, and occasionally from the backyards of expert amateur observers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847326195
Publisher: Carlton Books
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 221,387
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Although best known to the world as the lead guitarist of supergroup Queen, Brian May has a PhD in astrophysics. He uses his remarkable communication skills to share his enthusiasm for astronomy with the world.

The late Sir Patrick Moore was the world's best-loved astronomer, author of more than 100 books, and presenter of the world's longest-running TV program, BBC's The Sky at Night. He was also a renowned musician, with a multitude of compositions to his name, including a march especially commissioned from him by the Royal Marines. Sir Patrick died on December 9, 2012.
Chris Lintott is best known as the copresenter, with Patrick, of The Sky at Night. He received a degree in Physics from Cambridge, then earned his PhD in Astrophysics at University College London. He is now doing further research at Oxford.

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