Iain Nicolson takes the reader on a journey from planet Earth to the boundaries of the observable Universe.
He explains the nature of stars, planets and galaxies, what makes them shine and how they are born, evolve and eventually die. He explores the origin of the Universe as a whole and considers whether life may exist on other worlds.
Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for anyone who is looking for straightforward explanations of what astronomy is all about. It is also an invaluable primer for those who are considering studying the subject more formally.