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Jason T. Wright - Associate Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Penn State University Park

Book Title: National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe

Author: Gallant, Roy A

Book Description:

A wise frog once asked "What's so amazing / that keeps us stargazing? / And what do we think we might see?"


For me, the answers to those questions were found in this book, which I checked out of my elementary school library over and over. In a fast-moving field where books are often out-of-date before their first printing, Our Universe had amazing longevity. Its popularity, aided by a friendly layout, compelling text, and beautiful illustrations, helped teach the world about the facts and mysteries of the universe.


Over the years it inspired many people, me included, to pursue a career in astronomy.

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