Space @ SCCLD
Annotation:"A is for Andromeda, our neighbor galaxy. B is for Big Dipper, that's an easy one to see." This rhyming tour of the night sky includes many color photographs and facts.
Annotation:Provides an exploration of space from the nearest planets of the solar system to far-off galaxies and examines the tools and techniques of space flight, utilizing contributions from astronauts and experts and NASA photographs.
Annotation:This atlas illustrates all that science has revealed about constellations, the evolution of stars and galaxies, and the planets in the solar system. Acetate overlays highlight special points of interest to show even more about what we see in the night sky.
Annotation:Through the eye of the Hubble, the author skillfully guides readers along the evolution of our universe, investigating a question that was once unanswerable: "Where did we come from?"
Annotation:Author David Aguilar uses brilliant photo-realistic illustration and fascinating up-to-date facts straight from the latest astronomy news to bring you a comprehensive look at our solar system as you've never seen it before.
Annotation:He has discovered more planets than anyone in history. In this inspiring true story, Geoff Marcy's love of space helped him overcome struggles in his studies until finally he became an astronomer. But he was not on track to make major discoveries. Eventually, he went back to the questions that thrilled him as a boy: Are we alone? Do Earth-like planets orbit the stars in the night sky? It would not be easy to find a planet outside our solar system. Others had tried and failed. But Marcy never gave up. Since 1995, he and his colleagues have discovered nearly half of the 380 known "extrasolar" planets. Stunning paintings transport the reader to the exotic worlds that he and others have found.
Annotation:Considers the moon as a frontier that has been only partially explored, looking at its history, geography, and weather, as well as what people would require to live and work there. Includes activities.
Annotation:Describes seven phenomena about the outer planets of the solar system and their moons, including the great red spot of Jupiter and the underground sea of Europa, and explains how these phenomena occurred.
Annotation:Shows seven remarkable aspects of the inner planets. Visit the solar system's biggest volcano and dive beneath sulfuric acid clouds. Travel to the closest planet to the Sun and marvel at the existence of life on Earth.
Annotation:Describes the role that collisions with meteors, comets, and asteroids have played in the history of Earth and other planets in the solar system and examines what is being done to protect Earth from future collisions.
Annotation:Visit seven wonders beyond the worlds of our own Sun. Explore the dust clouds called nebulae, witness flashing pulsars, and wonder if there are any other planets resembling our Earth.
Annotation:A history of rockets and rocket science, from the Chinese discovery of gunpowder to the development of nuclear spacecraft and rockets that sail on the solar winds.
Annotation:Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her from over 8,000 applicants to join its team of astronauts. Since then, Sally Ride has spent over 343 hours in space.
Annotation:What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. They were blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and the scrawled note of one of the most powerful men in Washington. But even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their example empowered young women to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. Almost Astronauts is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age.
Annotation:From liftoff to splashdown, this is the story of our most incredible journey -- as you've never seen it before! Mission to the Moon is a behind-the-scenes, richly illustrated commemoration of this history-making event. Featuring eighty pages full of information and stunning visuals, the book covers everything from the start of the space program to the construction of the shuttle to the legendary mission and beyond. The DVD contains actual footage from the Moon landing as well as highlights from later Apollo missions. (Includes DVD)
Annotation:Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines.
Annotation:Culled from direct quotes from the people behind the scenes, NASA transcripts, national archives and NASA photos, the whole story of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing emerges.
Annotation:Follow the course of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Mission. Learn how scientists determined that there was once water on Mars and how they resolved problems with the rovers in order to prolong the mission.
Annotation:Three episodes from the television series. In "The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space" the students go on a planetarium field trip and are magically transported out of the earth's atmosphere into space where they visit each of the nine planets. In "The Magic School Bus Out of This World" they learn about gravity and meteors as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth. In the last episode, "The Magic School Bus Taking Flight" they learn about the basics of aerodynamics after they enter a model airplane contest.
Annotation:Travel with Jake in his toy rocket on a live-action, musical outer space adventure. The planets come to life via stunning visual effects and ten original songs featuring memorable melodies and lyrics to create a fun and entertaining learning experience. This new edition adds a kid-friendly explanation of why Pluto is no longer a planet and includes 23 all-new featurettes from NASA.
Annotation:Astronaut Pam Melroy commanded Space Shuttle Discovery on a 2006 mission to the International Space Station, which at the time was commanded by astronaut Peggy Whitson. This film documents Commander Melroy's journey, showing what it's like to travel into orbit.
Annotation:America's exploration of space ranks as one of the most important scientific and historical adventures of all time. With Blast Off! young “star voyagers” can travel with the brave men and women of America's space program as they explore other worlds and travel among the stars. Hear the names of the astronauts, learn facts about the rockets and witness the exciting history of America's space program in this fast-paced and visually dynamic voyage.