New and Noteworthy

Voyageur Press, 2017, 240 pp., Hardcover. $75.00. In December 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 captured images depicting Earth hanging like a lonely fruit in the vast darkness of space. The social and spiritual shock of that photograph — and those which followed — never fully diminished, even as Apollo missions followed at an incredible pace, […]
Motorbooks, 2019, 216 pp., Hardcover. $35.00. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 20th century’s greatest flight achievement, this book chronicles how 400,000 men and women across the U.S. worked to transport human beings across a quarter million miles of hostile space to an unexplored world, and how they ensured that the seven million engineered […]
Ballantine Books, 2019, 384 pp., Hardcover. $32.00. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material, Chasing the Moon reveals for the first time the unknown stories of the fascinating individuals […]
Oxford University Press, 2019, 224 pp., Hardcover. $24.95. The Cosmic Mystery Tour takes us on a lightning tour of the mysteries of the universe enlivened by brief stories of the colorful characters who created modern science. It explores hot topics in physics and astronomy, including the recent discovery of gravitational waves, the quest for […]
Cambridge University Press, 2019, 566 pp., Hardcover, $84.99.  The chemical composition of any planetary atmosphere is of fundamental importance in determining its photochemistry and dynamics in addition to its thermal balance, climate, origin, and evolution. Divided into two parts, this book begins with a set of introductory chapters, starting with a concise review of […]
Firefly Books, 2019, 128 pp., Paperback, $24.95. Leading experts in the field provide a compelling introduction to the space rocks that enter Earth’s atmosphere at speeds ranging from 25,000 mph to 160,000 mph. Scientists estimate that about 48.5 tons of meteoritic material falls on the Earth each day. These messengers from space give us […]
Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2019, 527 pp., Hardcover, $88.00. On Monday, August 21, 2017, the shadow of the Moon passed across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina, providing millions of people their first opportunity to see a total solar eclipse. It was the first time in a generation that a […]
12-inch-diameter and base, $99.95. Available on In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon landing, National Geographic and Replogle Globes have partnered to create this special edition illuminated Moon globe. This globe highlights the landing site of Apollo 11 and the first Moon walk. It also features over 900 place names, […]
Tuttle Publishing, 2019, Boxed kit with 48-page paperback book; 48 sheets of 6.75 x 6.75-inch origami sheets and a 21 x 24-inch poster, $14.99. This cosmic kit is bursting with exciting models inspired by stars, planets, and space exploration. These easy origami projects will transform young folders into intergalactic travelers as they pilot their starship […]
$18.99. This 48-piece cosmic puzzle will exercise children’s logical thinking ability and cultivate their sense of accomplishment. Children can play and share with friends, promoting communication and social skills. The puzzle pieces are large and easy to grasp, and the edges are smooth and burr-free. For ages 3 and up.
National Geographic Children’s Books, 2018, 128 pp., Paperback. $12.99. Take to the skies with planetary geologist Dr. E and her robot sidekick, Rover, to explore the solar system’s wildest, most astronomical geology — with comic book flair! This stellar book introduces kids to outer space through in-depth info and comic book adventure. Along the way, […]
Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2019, 64 pp. Paperback. $14.95. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific introduces its first book for engaging young budding astronomers! Breakfast Moon is an engaging storybook featuring Mae and her younger brother Arthur looking for the Moon each morning and recording their observations in their Moon Journal. Developed in […]
Wide Eyed Editions, 2019, 96 pp. Hardcover. $19.99. Greetings Cadet! Congratulations on being accepted into the prestigious Astro Academy for math! Now strap on your space boots, secure your helmet, and let’s get ready for a mathematical journey like no other! Hop on board the spaceship School of Numbers and head off on an intergalactic […]
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