Moonshot and Sky Gazing
Shoot for the stars with this STEM-based duo about the voyage of Apollo 11 and an interactive book encouraging kids to explore the wonders of the night sky.
Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this newly expanded edition of Moonshot!
Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic moon landing, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery—a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.
In this highly visual guide to observing the sky with the naked eye, kids delve into the science behind what they see. This fun and entertaining book offers a tour of our solar system and deep space, explaining how objects like Earth's moon were formed and introducing the "why" behind phenomena such as eclipses, northern lights, and meteor showers. Sky gazers will learn how to find and observe planets -- no binoculars or telescopes required -- and star charts will show them how to spot constellations through the seasons and in both hemispheres.
Activities include tracking the cycles of the sun and moon and observing the sky during daylight hours or on a cloudy night. Includes profiles of professional astronomers and sidebars on space technology and current issues, such as light pollution.