All of Dr. Sten Odenwald's books are very informative and hugely interesting because they are dealing with our current understanding of astronomy. His book on 'patterns in the void' is the book on dark matter and empty space. This book is a second part of his astronomy cafe which has question/answer sections that will leave you in awe. His first book dealt with 365 of questions that are generally asked of him. He is sort of an astronomy go to guy. He has answered some where in the neighborhood of over 50,000 email questions and his individual answers have been downloaded over 7.5 million times. This book is along the same vein. Questions such as how fast does gravity travel? When will the sun go nova? Who invented the light year? Will we ever travel to the stars?
These and many more are answered here. The cosmos is very strange and very perplexing place, and in this easily digestible book you will find answers to some of the most asked questions in astronomy. Come to the astronomy cafe and get ready to get your mind stimulated.
i found the book very interesting, with comprehensive answers, which allows beginner and non beginners to have a detailed vision of what is happening in the universe.very well done. an index of all the questions would improuve it.
Teaching astronomy is not easy when you know nothing. This book asks all the questions I have and my students have. It has fairly technical language for my 7th graders, but I can get the main ideas and relay them.
How old is the solar system? (I forget) Will the sun go super nova? (no)
There is an awesome time line which goes way back, and then tracks events predicted by science fiction authors. (fun!)
There is an excellent website too, but I had to buy the book because the web site wouldn't give all the answers - it said to buy the book!