HOW TO TEACH GROWN-UPS ABOUT PLUTO

THE CUTTING-EDGE SPACE SCIENCE
OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

BY DEAN REGAS
ILLUSTRATED BY AARON BLECHA

BRITANNICA GROUP

A witty guide to Pluto's discovery and demotion, which puts kids in charge.

 

Pluto has not been a planet since 2006. But this tiny world still inspires people of all ages while sparking controversy. In this delightfully witty book, astronomer Dean Regas teaches you how to educate your grown-up about the cutting-edge science of space, most crucially the reason why Pluto is NOT a planet anymore. Delving into the history of space discoveries, the key players who have helped our understanding of the universe (including the 11-year-old girl who named Pluto in the first place), and the ever-changing nature of science, this book will equip every reader with the tools they need to bring their grown-ups fully up to speed, and to sneak in as many amazing astronomical facts as possible. And there's a handy quiz at the end so that you can check your grown-up has been paying attention!

 

Dean Regas is the Astronomer at Cincinnati Observatory, responsible for science outreach activities, and a national popularizer of astronomy. He is the author of several books including Facts from Space! and was the co-host of the prolific PBS show Star Gazers.

 

Aaron Blecha is an artist and author based in the UK, who designs funny characters and illustrates humorous books. In addition to illustrating children’s books, Aaron works as a character designer in TV development for studios such as Disney, Curious Pictures, and eOne Family.

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