Look to the Skies

Do you ever look up to the sky and ponder the moon, planets, and constellations? Wish you knew more about the science behind ice moons, the asteroid belt, space travel, and what the heck NASA is up to? Check out some of these books and know more about what you're looking at when you're looking up!

The Planets, Dava Sobel

How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming, Mike Brown (I read this one recently, and found it fascinating, both in the story of Pluto's demotion and in the descriptions of the everyday tedium--and brief bursts of excitement--of actually doing astronomy)

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Mary Roach

The New Solar System: Ice Worlds, Moons, and Planets Redefined, Patricia Daniels

Planetology: How the Earth is Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System, Tom Jones

Carl Sagan's Universe

Journey Beyond Selene: Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of Our Solar System, Jeffrey Kluger

1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the Universe, Wiliam Gutsch

Atlas of the Universe, Patrick Moore

Atlas of the Constellations: Discover the Secrets of the Night Sky, Giles Sparrow

NASA's Voyager Missions: Exploring the Outer Solar System and Beyond, Ben Evans


NASA: A Retrospective

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

New Frontiers: Modern Perspectives on Our Solar System

Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy

Written by Becker on March 22, 2011

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