As you rocket across the night sky, you'll become acquainted with modern astronomy and astrophysics, as well as the classical discoveries and theories on which they're built. You'll even learn why some scientists believe finding extraterrestrial life is inevitable!
You'll also learn about:
Discoveries made by Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Hubble, and other seminal astronomers
Theories of the universe's origins, evolution, and geometry
The ways you can measure and observe heavenly bodies with different telescopes, and how astronomers calculate distances in space
Stellar classifications and how the temperature, size, and magnitude of a star are related
Cosmic background radiation, what the WMAP satellite discovered, and scientists' predictions for the future of the universe