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Meet Stuart Atkinson, Usborne’s astronomy expert consultant for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2011 shortlisted title The Story of Astronomy and Space as he takes you on a beginners’ guide to the amazing things in the universe. Stuart’s "A Tourist Guide to the Universe" will show how discoveries have been made and how we've come to understand our place in the cosmos. After a tour of the Solar System we'll zoom away from Earth and see how enormous the universe is. We'll ask the most fascinating question in science - "Are We Alone?" - before ending with a peek into the future, to see how we will explore space in years to come.

To complete this space exploration adventure, we have organised a ‘Watching the stars’ planetarium show which is only free for those that attend Stuart Atkinson’s “A Tourist Guide to the Universe”.


'The story of astronomy and space' event is being held at the Glasgow Science Centre, Scotland's leading Science Centre attraction which offers great fun, hands-on science adventures and days out for all the family. The venue does charge for admission, for prices please visit the venue website www.gsc.org.uk

About the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize

This book prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people. An adult judging panel has selected a shortlist of 6 books, and currently the winner is being selected by judging panels made up of young people from across the UK. The winner will be announced on 1 December.

Added by Royal Society Events on October 4, 2011