A beautifully illustrated, enlightening edition of astronomer Jillan Scudder's exploration of our universe.
Looking up at the night sky, it is almost impossible to imagine that we can trace our common ancestry with the distant stars and galaxies back over 13.8 billion years.
Astroquizzical explores this connection by travelling back through the generations of the cosmic family tree, from Earth (parent) to the stars (grandparents), galaxies (great grandparents) and first atoms of the Big Bang (great-great grandparents). On the journey, the reader is invited to become 'astroquizzical' by asking the questions and investigating the many scientific mysteries of how the universe was formed and how it works.
This updated and illustrated edition combines beautifully curated space images with ten sketchbook 'thought experiments' to create a uniquely accessible guide to the science of Earth's place among the planets, stars, and galaxies.
Jillian Scudder is an astrophysicist and Assistant Professor of Physics at Oberlin College, Ohio. She hosts and writes the popular Astroquizzical blog, in which she tackles some of the mysteries of the universe by answering space-related questions from the public. Her writing has been published in Forbes, Quartz, Medium, and The Conversation.