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  • Moongazing

    Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Product Code: MNGZ
    Paperback
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    This Collins book will help aspiring astronomers learn everything they need to know about our night sky.

    Covering the history of lunar exploration and the origin of the moon, it reveals the essential equipment you'll need to make the most of your moongazing and a profile of the special events you need to look out for.

    It also includes detailed moon maps from Greenwich's Royal Observatory and a handy glossary of key terms.
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  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 8

    Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Product Code: CBRGF
    Hardback
    A showcase of the most spectacular space photography of its kind, taken from locations across the globe. Marvel at the wonders of the universe captured by the most talented astrophotographers. A perfect gift for all interested in exploring the mysteries of our solar system and beyond. Be captivated by 140 winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. These awe-inspiring images are submitted in several categories: aurorae, skyscapes, people and space, the sun and moon, planets, comets and asteroids, stars and nebulae, galaxies and a young competitor category. Each image is accompanied by caption, photographer, location and technical details. There is also a location map showing the origin of all images and a visual appendix of all images. The Judges Mandy Bailey, Astronomy Secretary for the Royal Astronomical Society. Jon Culshaw, Comedian, impersonator and regular guest on The Sky a Night. Tom Kerss, Observatory Science Communication Officer at Royal Museums Greenwich Steve Marsh, Art Editor at the BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Ed Robinson, Award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications. Rebecca Roth, Photographer, photo editor and Image Coordinator and Social Media Specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Oana Sandu, Community Coordinator for the European Southern Observatory. Alan Sparrow, Director of Fleet Street's Finest and Chair of the UK Picture Editors Guild. Melanie Vandenbrouck, Curator of Art (post-1800) at Royal Museums Greenwich. The Exhibition The National Maritime Museum hosts an exhibition of the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, showcasing these incredible images of the sky. www.rmg.co.uk/astrophoto
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  • The Moon

    Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Product Code: BYAVJ
    Hardback
    Marking the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's `small step' this beautiful book explores people's fascination with our only natural satellite. Published to coincide with Royal Museums Greenwich's exhibition The Moon, immerse yourself in contemporary essays and fascinating images wrapped in a sleek design. Edited by the exhibition's curators, Melanie Vandenbrouck, Megan Barford, Louise Devoy and Richard Dunn, this book illuminates how art and science meet in our profound connection with the Moon. It features authors from a variety of disciplines, including cultural historians, curators, a scientist, a poet and a space law expert among others. Divided into four sections, the first, A Constant Companion, explores why we started to observe the Moon. Through the Lens reveals advancements in technology for observing details not viable with a naked eye. 50 years after man set foot on the moon, Destination Moon explores how the moon was represented before humankind's first landing. The final section For All Mankind? reflects on how our relationship with our closest cosmic companion continues to evolve.
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  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 7

    Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Product Code: BSZAN
    Hardback
    All the winning and shortlisted images from the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Plus a section looking back on the images from 10 years of the competition. The images are submitted in one of the following categories: Image Categories * Aurorae * Skyscapes * People and Space * Our Sun * Our Moon * Planets, Comets and Asteroids * Stars and Nebulae * Galaxies * Young Competition (aged 15 years or under) Special Prize Categories * The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer * Robotic Scope Each image is accompanied by caption, photographer, location and technical details. Exhibition Every year the Royal Observatory, Greenwich hosts a free exhibition of the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, showcasing some incredible images of the sky. www.rmg.co.uk/astrophoto
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