Australian Backyard Astronomy

Discover the stories of the heavens and our understanding of them in this beautiful book.  Illustrated with star charts and pictures from the National Library of Australia and with photographs from Australian and overseas astronomers, Australian Backyard Astronomy will captivate younger and older readers alike. Young readers will be occupied for hours with interesting facts and projects that are practical and fun to do. Older readers will enjoy the more detailed explanations and links to extra information through the Library’s website. Written by award-winning writer and astrophysicist Dr Ragbir Bhathal with his daughter Jenny Bhathal, Australian Backyard Astronomy reveals Australia’s Aboriginal and European night-sky heritage to children from their own backyards.

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