Young astronomers everywhere will be captivated by this dynamic approach to astronomy. Ever wondered why the stars shine so brightly? How do telescopes work or how were planets made? Wonder no more with this fantastic book from Australian Geographic. Planets, stars, galaxies and the spacecrafts that explore them are all featured in this title packed with activities that teach you all about astronomy in a hands-on way. Put theory into practice with easy-to-follow exercises showing exactly how astronomy is monitored. Use step-by-step instructions to create your own balloon rocket or make your own sundial to see if you can tell the time without your watch. The twinkling stars, the boiling sun, the spinning earth and the full moon are all explained in understandable detail. Looking up at the nights sky will never be the same again.
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