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The Moon: A Celebration of Our Celestial Neighbour

Royal Observatory Greenwich Collins Astronomy

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HARPER360
01 July 2019
Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods; Popular astronomy & space
Marking the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's 'small step' this beautiful book from Royal Museums Greenwich explores people's fascination with our only natural satellite. Immerse yourself in contemporary essays and fascinating images wrapped in a sleek design.

Edited by the museum'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 visible 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.
By:   Royal Observatory Greenwich, Collins Astronomy
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 252mm,  Width: 195mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   970g
ISBN:   9780008282462
ISBN 10:   0008282463
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Recommended Age:   From 13 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Young adult ,  ELT Advanced ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the historic Prime Meridian of the World. It is also home to London's only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK's largest refracting telescope.

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