In characteristically strong and simple style, author Gibbons teaches young audiences all about the work of early astronomers, as well as basic facts about stars, galaxies, constellations and planetariums. The author explores the unique history of stargazing, from the early astronomers who discovered and named the stars, to practical information budding astronomers need as they begin their own investigations. Important dates, as well as the significance and use of telescopes are presented, making this a great read for future scientists.
Gibbons' deep-hued illustrations add dimension to the informative and stellar text. This book is a beginning stargazer's best resource. It is sure to encourage young readers to look up in wonder at the celestial bodies in an entirely new way.