The Fascinating History of Astronomy has been written and illustrated by students seven to nine years old. The book includes the origin of the universe, information about galaxies, and constellations and details about our solar system. A short history of famous astronomers and their theories from ancient to modern times follows. There is a short section on space research and a time line showing major advances in space travel. The book continues with a short explanation on Aboriginal astronomy and a description of the link with the seasons followed by the Noongar people of Western Australia. Four Dreamtime stories relating to Astronomy, retold by the students conclude the book.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
Table of Contents1-What is astronomy? Have people always known about astronomy?
2-What is the universe?
3- How was the universe created? What happened after the 'Big Bang'?
4-What is a galaxy? How many galaxies are there in the universe? What do galaxies look like?
5-Which are the closest galaxies to the Milky Way?
6-What is a star? What is a solar system? What's in our solar system? What is the Asteroid Belt? What is the Kuiper Belt?
7-How did the planets get their names? The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Planet 9
14-What keeps the planets in place?
15-What are constellations?
22-Where did the first astronomers come from?
24-What did the ancient Greek astronomers discover? Aristotle Aristarchus Claudius Ptolemy
26 What did the modern astronomers discover? Nicolas Copernicus Tycho Brahe Johannes Kepler Galileo Galilee Edmond Halley Isaac Newton How does Newton's third law work? Albert Einstein George Lemaitre Edwin Hubble What does the Hubble Space Telescope do? Will space research continue?
34-Important events in space exploration
39-How else have people explained the mysteries of the universe
41-Australian Aboriginal astronomy, The Dreamtime story of the Sun, The Dreamtime story of the Moon, The Noongar Dreamtime story of the Southern Cross, The Noongar Dreamtime story of the Seven Sisters,