Throughout history and around the world, humans have craned their necks each night, using the stars to orient themselves in the large, strange cosmos around them. From Copernicus to Carl Sagan, astronomers have spent their lives trying to answer the biggest questions about stars and planets. Showing the creative and passionate side of this high-flown science, Emily Levesque shares stories of modern-day stargazers willing to adventure across high mountaintops and to some of the most remote corners of the planet in order to decode the mysteries of the universe.
"Levesque does a wonderful job explaining the science behind astronomy as she conveys the awe and beauty of the universe, the dedication of the people who study it, and the excitement of discovery."—Library Journal>