Your Ticket to the Universe

A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos, by Megan Watzke & Kimberly Arcand


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Resources & Further Reading:

Astronomy Picture of the Day (


NASA’s Solar System Exploration (

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (

Hubble Space Telescope (

From Earth to the Universe (

From Earth to the Solar System ( (

Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope (

Portal to the Universe (

Bad Astronomy Blog: (

European Space Agency (

Your Ticket to the Universe on Facebook (

Jim Bell, Postcards from Mars: The First Photographer on the Red Planet (Plume, 2010)

Stephen Hawking, The Universe in a Nutshell (Bantam, 2001)

Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams, (Knopf Doubleday, 1994)

Mario Livio, The Accelerating Universe, (John Wiley & Sons, 2000)

Philip Plait, Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon

    Landing "Hoax" (Wiley, 2002)

Mary Roach, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)

Carl Sagan, Cosmos (Harper & Row, 1974)

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries (W. W. Norton & Company, 2007)

Your Ticket to the Universe was published by Smithsonian Books (2013).  Visit Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound to order.

Other science outreach projects

Kim & Megan have worked on:

NASA’s Chandra 
X-ray Observatory