How big is the Galaxy? What is a black hole? Could there be life on other planets? The answers to these and other questions are revealed in the pages of Disney Learning’s Wonderful World of Space. Packed with stunning photographs of planets, comets, nebulas, and more and accompanied by Disney and Pixar character illustrations, this volume helps children discover the many fascinations of the universe.
Andrew Fraknoi is an astronomer and college professor whose specializes in explaining astronomical ideas in everyday language. He is the author of two children’s books so far, “Disney’s Wonderful World of Space,” and “When the Sun Goes Dark” (about eclipses.) He is also the lead author of a free on-line astronomy textbook, and has had two science fiction stories published in anthologies.
Andrew likes to read science fiction (as well as write it) and collects examples of music inspired by astronomy. He is very honored to have an asteroid named after him. The International Astronomical Union has named Asteroid 4859 Asteroid Fraknoi to honor his contributions to the public understanding of science.