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Planetarium by Raman Prinja, Chris Wormell (Illustrator)

Penguin Random House’s ‘Welcome to the Museum’ series gives children access to beautifully illustrated, thoughtfully curated ‘exhibits’ that span the natural world and the skies above. Each volume is dedicated to a specific natural area of study, and this week’s pick, Planetarium, is an illustrated adventure through space!

Since the first humans saw twinkling sparkles above them, civilization has tried to understand the stars and planets that light up the night sky. Space can be a little intimidating; it is an airless, noiseless vacuum that stretches past what our minds can conceive. There is no gravity in space so objects float with ease, and there is no oxygen so life can only exist with sophisticated technological support systems. In a nutshell, space can be kind of scary, but have no fear because the perfect guide is here!

Planetarium starts at ground level with what you and your family might see on any given evening outside. The exhibit then propels towards the cosmos, our solar system serving as the jumping off point for exploring the Milky Way (and other galaxies), learning about black holes, the life cycle of stars, and many more fascinating topics.

There is a lot about outer space that is unknown. The multitude of mysteries has fueled speculation and scientific exploration, but only the future truly knows what we will find as we explore the vast reaches of outer space. Planetarium is the perfect book for the inquisitive mind that wants to learn a little bit more about the history and future of the vast and fascinating realm above us.

Review by Joel

$35.00 Kid's Hardcover

Ages 8-12

Grades 3-7

Planetarium is in stock at the bookstore, you can order it online or call us at (505) 988-4226.

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