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What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid
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What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid
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Sep 26, 2017 | ISBN 9780399579530

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“Kelsey Oseid renders the history, science, and myths of our solar system in stunning hand-painted art.”

What We See in the Stars explains the human connection we have to the cosmos and the scientific discoveries made by people from around the world over several centuries. Beautifully illustrated, its inky pages take you on a journey to swim alongside the stars and celestial bodies throughout our galaxy. Kelsey Oseid makes you aware of your own unique place in spacetime and artfully shows why you should keep looking up.”
—Ariel Waldman, author of What’s It Like in Space?
“This book is a beautiful way to learn about the science and history of the night sky. Kelsey Oseid’s beautiful paintings seem to be speckled with starlight and truly bring to life facts about astronomy, astrology, and mythology, from the mechanics of meteor showers to the tools used to map and name ancient constellations. What We See in the Stars is an amazing resource for anyone who ever looks up at the sky in wonderment.”
—Rachel Ignotofsky, author of Women in Science

Table Of Contents



Bright Stars 17
Precession & Shifting Pole Stars 18
The Ecliptic 20
Ptolemy’s Constellations 22
The Modern Constellations 72
Tools, Art & Technology 74
Animals & Mythical Creatures 78
Other Modern Constellations 84



The Phases of the Moon 94
Disk Sizes 98 Tidal Locking 99
More Moon Phenomena 100
Lunar Maria 102
Full Moon Names 104

Sunlight is Starlight 108
Lunar Eclipses 110
Solar Eclipses 111
The Aurorae 112


Wandering Stars 116
Mercury 119
Venus 121
Earth 123
Mars 125
Jupiter 127
Saturn 129
Uranus 131
Neptune 133
Outer Objects 134

Comets 138
Meteors 140
Asteroids 144


Messages for the Stars 148
Voyager Interstellar Mission 150
Deep Space 152
Nebulae 153
Is There Anyone Out There? 154

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