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Author Carson, Mary Kay.

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

Publication Info. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  J 520 CAR    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  J 520.9 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  J 520.9 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Stacks - JOLY-11  J 520.9 CAR    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  J 520 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Robert R Jones PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - CVPG-7  JUV 520.9 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Sandwich PLD YA Non-Fiction - SABB-4  YA 520.9 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Sherrard PLD Juvenile Non-Fiction - SHDG-8  J 520.9 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Children 1st Floor - SYLY-12  J 520 CAR    DUE 02-23-19
 Western District PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - WDLG-7  J 520.9 CAR    AVAILABLE
Description vii, 127 pages : illustrations (mostly color), maps ; 22 cm
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Audience 4-6.
980 Lexile.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 121) and index.
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 -- Afterword: what will we find next?
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.
Subject Astronomy -- History -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781613745441 trade paper
1613745443 trade paper

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