C O N T E N T S

 

 
SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 8

FOREWORD BY DAVID H . LEVY

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INTRODUCTION:    OF STARS AND POEMS

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C H A P T E R 1 :      TWILIGHT ZONE

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At nightfall, perceptions shift,
and we become aware of a wider universe.

 
C H A P T E R 2 :      MOONGLOW
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Through all its phases, the moon is a source of wonder.

 

C H A P T E R 3 :      DEEPSKY

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As the sky darkens and deepens,
countless new objects become visible.

 

C H A P T E R 4 :      ORION AND FRIENDS

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Constellations help us make friends with the stars.

 

C H A P T E R 5 :      REACHING OUT

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In our time, we have truly begun to reach for the stars.

 

C H A P T E R 6 :      THE HOME PLANET

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From space, we look back at Planet Earth
with new appreciation…
— of times and seasons
— of light and shadow
— of the colors nature makes

 

C H A P T E R 7 :      GOOD NIGHT!

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Finally, even astronomers must go to bed.

 

END NOTES

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

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