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Orion Exploring the Cosmos: An Introduction to the Night Sky
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  • Inspire young stargazers with this beautifully illustrated children's astronomy book
  • Join our astronaut guides on a tour through the Solar System and beyond
  • Learn about constellations and the mythology behind them
  • Amaze friends and family with fun astronomy facts
  • 48 pages packed with colorful illustrations, seasonal star charts, and interesting information all about space and the stars!

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Introduce your family to the wonders of the night sky with Orion's exclusive Exploring the Cosmos book!

Join our astronaut guides as we take a tour of the universe and learn fascinating facts about space and the stars along the way. We'll explore our home galaxy the Milky Way and take a closer look at the Sun and planets as we take a trip around the Solar System and beyond on an educational adventure.

Jump aboard a spaceship of imagination as we travel to the Sun and visit each planet in the Solar System! We'll learn about comets, asteroids, and other objects found in space. As we travel to the planets, we'll discover how they got their names and explore interesting features of each one. You'll even read about how the asteroid belt formed, why Pluto is known as a dwarf planet, and how space probe missions helped scientists learn about the planets and space.

As we journey beyond the Solar System, we'll learn how you and your family can identify and explore constellations and more from your very own backyard. We'll discover how ancient stargazers used their imaginations to create myths and legends about the night sky starring a cast of celestial characters. This book will help the stars come alive with fascinating tales of heroes and monsters, gods and goddesses, and more.

Packed with amazing facts, gorgeous illustrations and fun activities, the Exploring the Cosmos book is a great introduction to the night sky. Author Richard J. Bartlett helps bring the stars to your backyard as he leads us on a journey through space one page at a time. The universe comes alive thanks to beautifully detailed and vibrant illustrations by talented artist Josh Lewis.

Fun telescope tips throughout the book and accurate star charts for all four seasons will help you prepare for your own stargazing adventures. A useful glossary helps explain astronomical terms for beginners. The 48-page book measures 10.5" x 8.5" for easy reading.

Only available from Orion, the Exploring the Cosmos book makes it easy to inspire the stargazers of tomorrow. Spark your child's interest in space and astronomy today!

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