We are tiny and insignificant beings when compared to the vast and immeasurable universe. For this reason, and for many other reasons, it is normal for us to feel curious about what lies beyond the limits of planet earth.
If you are one of those who is very passionate about astronomy, do not miss this list of books that you should have in your library.
5 ASTRONOMY BOOKS YOU NEED
1.‘THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND’ – CHRISTOPHE GALFARD
Known as the modern Stephen Hawking (he was one of his best students, really), Galfard possesses a very vast insight and comprehension of our universe. Therefore, he is able to address the theoretical material that helps us understand how it works with a very accessible approach.
His book summarizes the story of the creation of the cosmos xxx with a vocabulary that even a teenager could easily assimilate. And the best thing is that he tackles everything. From the classic to what sounds like science fiction: inter-dimensional travel, black holes and adventures in space-time.
2.‘AT SKY SKY’ – DAVID GALADÍ-ENRÍQUEZ
The book that occupies the second place in this list stands out not only for its splendid theoretical content. But also for its visual support material.
The pen of David Galadí-Enriquez, who is currently a doctor in astrophysics, allows us to learn about the functioning of the atmosphere, the northern lights and meteorites with the photographic support of Juan Carlos Casado, famous throughout the world for his photographs of the sky .
Although it is not an easy book to read, we are sure that you will be able to find its value even if you are an amateur on the subject.
3. ‘PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE AMATEUR ASTRONOMER‘ – BOURGE-LACROUX
We think the name of this book describes itself very well. If you are one of those who are just beginning to discover the mysteries that the sky has to offer, we recommend you start here.
With a speech that combines technicalities and casual language, the author takes us on an educational journey into the interesting theoretical and practical world of astronomy.
With discursive singularity and a magnificent ability to synthesize knowledge, this book addresses everything you need to know to stop calling yourself an “amateur”: how to position a telescope, how to observe planets, what to do to be able to observe the sun, lunar and planetary photography techniques. , etc.
4. ‘ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY’ – THIERRY LEGAULT
If the previous books caught your attention because of their great visuals, this one will blow your brain! And what is better: it will incorporate a new hobby into your life that you can enjoy for life, only with a telescope and a reflex camera.
This guide teaches you in a didactic way the necessary techniques to photograph many elements of our wide universe. Among them: constellations, meteors, comets, eclipses, etc.
5. ‘THE UNIVERSE IN A CUP OF COFFEE: SIMPLE ANSWERS TO ENIGMAS OF SCIENCE AND THE COSMOS’ – JORDI PEREYRA
Those who know this book must surely still remember it. Unlike other photography guides or theoretical books, Pereyra’s work takes us through astronomy in the best style of ‘Ciencia de Sofa’, his blog on astronomy, physics, geology and other sciences.
His goal is to pose accessible, easy-to-understand answers to the biggest questions about the universe, with hilarious prose and speech. 100% recommended.
Which of these books caught your attention the most? We want to read your opinion in the comments.