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Part Number: 9781782436874
Signed copy of 13 Journeys Through Space & Time by Colin Stuart
An exploration of space and time and a journey of discovery, through thirteen of the most fascinating Christmas Lectures given at the Royal Institution of Great Britain over the last 200 years. With a foreword by ESA astronaut Tim Peake.
Started at the Royal Institution (RI) in 1825 by Michael Faraday, the Christmas Lectures have been broadcast on television since the 1960s and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations. First devised to attract young people to the magic of science through spectacular demonstrations, they are now watched by millions of people around the world every year.
Drawing on the incredible archive at the RI, which is packed full of handwritten notebooks, photographs and transcripts, this book will focus on thirteen of the most captivating Lectures given at the RI on space and time, taking a look at what we thought we knew then and what has been discovered since.
Hardback, 224 pages, 10.8 x 17.8 x 1.7cm.
Colin Stuart is an astronomy speaker and author who has talked to over a third of a million people about the universe, ranging from schools and the public to conferences and businesses. His twelve books have sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 17 languages. He has also written over 150 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, BBC Focus and the European Space Agency.
In recognition of his efforts to popularise astronomy, the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart is named after him.
In 2014 he was awarded runner-up in the European Astronomy Journalism Prize and he is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has talked about the wonders of the universe on Sky News, BBC News and Radio 5Live and been quoted in national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and The Observer.
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