What Stars are Made Of

A Mighty Girl Best Book of 2020! From debut author Sarah Allen comes a pitch-perfect, heartwarming middle grade novel about growing up, finding yourself, and loving people with everything you’re made of. Twelve-year-old Libby Monroe is great at science, being optimistic, talking to her famous, accomplished friends (okay, maybe that last one only in head). She’s not playing piano, sitting still, or figuring out how say the right thing time real life. was born Turner Syndrome, makes some things hard. But she has lots who love her, pretty lucky. When big sister Nonny tells she’s pregnant, thrilled—but worried. husband are financial black hole, knows babies aren’t always healthy. So strikes deal universe: She’ll enter contest project Cecilia Payne, first person discover what stars If wins grand prize gives all money Nonny’s family, then baby will be perfect. Does have it takes care for cared her? And take universe notice?

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was the revolutionary scientific thinker who discovered what stars are made of. But her name is hard to find alongside those of Hubble, Herschel, and other great astronomers. Donovan Moore tells story Payne’s life determination against all obstacles a patriarchal society erected her.

Als die Astrophysikerin Hélène Courtois mit ihrem Team begann, eine Karte des gesamten Universums zu erstellen, ahnte sie nicht, dass neue Adresse unserer Erde finden würde: in einem gigantischen Haufen aus Millionen kleinen und 100.000 großen Galaxien. Die Forscher*innen nannten diesen Super-Galaxienhaufen Laniakea, das ist hawaiianisch für “unermesslicher Himmel”. berichtet mitreißend über ihren langen Weg zur Entdeckung von Laniakea vermittelt dabei komplexe Zusammenhänge auf leicht verständliche Weise. Eine spannende Reise den ersten Schritten Vermessung Weltalls bis hin neuesten spektakulären Entdeckungen.

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