by Carolyn Collins Petersen
Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! This non-textbook collection of essays goes into just the right amount of detail about 55 topics in astronomy. It takes you out to the stars and planets and galaxies and discusses some of the latest Big Astronomy discoveries while presenting the basic facts about astronomy and space.
From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of fascinating and entertaining astronomy charts and photographs selected to guide you through the universe. Whether you’re looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has a LOT of answers–even the ones you didn’t know you were looking for!