Space Handbook

Space Handbook is the definitive guide to the Solar System and its planets for kids, helping young learners aged 8+ to identify 27 objects in the night sky including the Moon, Orion and the Milky Way galaxy.

• Clear identification tips
• Useful illustrations and photos for every entry
• Amazing facts and stats

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Space Handbook is a fun, practical guide with easy identification tips, key stats and awesome facts to encourage children to be interested in the subject.

Space Handbook can be used by kids for night-sky watching or doing indoor research, as each fact file contains lots of interesting information. This is part of our growing collection of children's space books, perfect for night sky enthusiasts.

Space objects included:
• The Sun: sunspots and solar eclipse
• The Earth's Moon: phases of the Moon, lunar eclipse, seas on the Moon and craters on the Moon
• Planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
• Space rocks: comets, meteor showers, meteoroids and meteorites
• Stars: Northern Hemisphere stars, Southern Hemisphere stars, Orion, bright stars near Orion, Taurus, the Summer Triangle and Scorpius
• Galaxies: Southern Hemisphere, Andromeda and Milky Way
• Close to Earth: Northern and Southern lights, halos and sundogs, satellites

Features of this book:
• 27 detailed space object fact files include information on each object's diameter, mass, distance from Sun, time for orbit and surface temperature. 
• Stunning space pictures, useful diagrams and photo-realistic illustrations to demystify complex astronomy for kids.
• Areas for kids to write down where they were and what they saw during each sighting.
• Each object, some described in their various states, can be ticked off as they are discovered. 
• Helpful 'How to use this book' guide and glossary to summarise key definitions for young learners.
• A number of introductions to the subject such as 'Watching the night sky' and 'Stars on the move' prepare kids for the activity and lay a foundation for learning about space.

Information

Author: Sue Becklake
Consultant: Jerry Stone
Pages: 96
Age: 8+
Size: 220 x 170 mm
Format: Paperback with graining, curved corners
ISBN: 9781782091660

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