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Author Carson, Mary Kay.

Title Beyond the solar system [electronic resource] : exploring galaxies, black holes, alien planets, and more : a history with 21 activities / Mary Kay Carson. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2013]
©2013
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 127 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Contents Pre-history-1600s : stargazers to scientists -- 1600s : telescopes and gravity -- 1700s-1915 : unveiling the stars -- 1900-1940 : space-time tricks, island universes, and the biggest bang -- 1930s-1970s : discovering the invisible : quasars, pulsars, and black holes -- 1980s-2010s : frothy galaxies, alien planets, and dark energy.
Summary Tracing the evolution of humankind's pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-on projects to further explore the subjects discussed. Readers will build a three-dimensional representation of the constellation Orion.
Audience 980 Lexile.
Note 980 Lexile.
Audience 980L Lexile
Note 980L Lexile
Audience 4-6.
Note 4-6.
Summary Traces the evolution of mankind's astronomical knowledge from its origins to current findings, and features educational projects, profiles of famous astronomers, and a timeline of major discoveries.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 121) and index.
Subject Astronomy -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- History.
Astronomy -- Experiments.
Experiments.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Carson, Mary Kay. Beyond the solar system Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2013 9781613745441 (DLC) 2012046330 (OCoLC)818724438
ISBN 9781613745472 : $15.99
1613745478 : $15.99
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