Astro Facts

Sterling Publishing

387 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016


S. Walker
Planetary Society president, Arizona State University scientist, and frequent Sky & Telescope contributor Jim Bell has a new tome, The Space Book, which explains 250 scientific milestones in an easy-to-understand format. Everything from the Big Bang up to and including the end of time are covered in a beautifully illustrated, chronological format. Subjects include the birth of the Sun and planets, the invention of the telescope, and the Milky Way’s inevitable collision with the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) in the distant future. Each of the 250 milestones is distilled into single-page summaries accompanied by picturesque (and occasionally amusing) illustrations or photographs on its facing page. Sterling, ISBN 978-1-4027-8071-4, hardcover, 528 pages.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.

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