Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide to Telescopes

Jacob Kramer, Stephanie Scholz

Looking Up is a celebration of telescopes around the world and speeding through space. These incredible structures gaze out into the solar system and beyond, helping us learn about distant stars and planets. Discover these amazing feats of engineering with cutaway illustrations, alongside detailed explanations of the science of light.

All over the world, people have built fantastic instruments for looking up into the sky. These telescopes are not just engineering marvels – they are monuments to curiosity and wonder. Discover the physics behind astronomy and stargazing, from the reason that telescopes are often built in deserts to how scientists can tell what planets are made of, even from million of light years away.


Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 30.6 × 23 cm
Pages 56pp
Format Hardback
ISBN 9781912497249
  1. Feargus Denman

    I got this for my nephew (9) and I LOVE this book! It’s gorgeously illustrated with tactile depths and the text does a wonderful job of introducing young readers to cultural contexts of astronomy and the wonder of scientific inquiry, including the ethos of an expansive humanism.
    Even though I gave it away, Looking Up now counts among my favourite non-fiction books. It’s really great. My nephew agrees :)

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