With a foreword by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, presenter of BBC 4's 'Sky at Night, The Stars is a stunning guide to the celestial wonders of our universe, capturing the beauty of the cosmos beyond our solar system. The Stars lets you explore the awe-inspiring wonders of our universe and discover the most fascinating objects kwn to astromy, from glittering starbirth nebulae to supermassive black holes. Stunning 3-D graphics chart all 88 constellations from Andromeda to Virgo, forming a complete map of the night sky. With incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, and an array of focus topics including the Milky Way, the Big Bang, and the timeline of the telescope, The Stars is the ultimate visual guide to the cosmos and a truly out-of-this-world gift for every stargazer.
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience. Her BBC 2 programme Do We Really Need the Moon? earned Maggie the talkback Thames new talent award. She went on to present Do We Really Need Satellites? and Channel 4's Brave New World . She is currently Presenter of BBC 4's 'Sky at Night'. Maggie studied at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.