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    The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers

    £10.99
    The story of the people who see beyond the stars...
    ISBN: 9780861540068
    AuthorEmily Levesque
    Pub Date03/06/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages336
    Availability: In Stock

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2021



    FINALIST FOR THE PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD



    AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2020



    To be an astronomer is to journey to some of the most inaccessible parts of the globe, braving mountain passes, sub-zero temperatures, and hostile flora and fauna.



    Not to mention the stress of handling equipment worth millions. It is a life of unique delights and absurdities ... and one that may be drawing to a close. Since Galileo first pointed his telescope at the heavens, astronomy has stood as a fount of human creativity and discovery, but soon it will be the robots gazing at the sky while we are left to sift through the data.



    In The Last Stargazers, Emily Levesque reveals the hidden world of the professional astronomer. She celebrates an era of ingenuity and curiosity, and asks us to think twice before we cast aside our sense of wonder at the universe.

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2021



    FINALIST FOR THE PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD



    AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2020



    To be an astronomer is to journey to some of the most inaccessible parts of the globe, braving mountain passes, sub-zero temperatures, and hostile flora and fauna.



    Not to mention the stress of handling equipment worth millions. It is a life of unique delights and absurdities ... and one that may be drawing to a close. Since Galileo first pointed his telescope at the heavens, astronomy has stood as a fount of human creativity and discovery, but soon it will be the robots gazing at the sky while we are left to sift through the data.



    In The Last Stargazers, Emily Levesque reveals the hidden world of the professional astronomer. She celebrates an era of ingenuity and curiosity, and asks us to think twice before we cast aside our sense of wonder at the universe.