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World Space Week and Neil deGrasse Tyson's Birthday- Coincidence? I Think Not

Araceli Linares
Article Date
October 5, 2021

It just so happens that World Space Week starts only one day before American astronomer, Neil deGrasse Tyson's birthday, and we're ready to celebrate the Bill Nye of space by checking out these "out of this world" titles on Hoopla!

1. "Welcome to the Universe"

"Welcome to the Universe" is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all-from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, "Welcome to the Universe" is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.

2. "StarTalk Radio Show"

   You read that right! Hoopla has podcasts for you to listen to while you're driving, multitasking, or just too lazy to read! Neil deGrasse Tyson has guests like Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert, and of course, Bill Nye on his show to talk about the beautiful mystery that is the universe.

3. "Cosmic Queries"

 In these illuminating pages, illustrated with dazzling photos and revealing graphics, Tyson and co-author James Trefil, a renowned physicist and science popularizer, take on the big questions that humanity has been posing for millennia. How did life begin? What is our place in the universe? Are we alone?-and provide answers based on the most current data, observations, and theories.
Populated with paradigm-shifting discoveries that help explain the building blocks of astrophysics, this relatable and entertaining book will engage and inspire readers of all ages, bring sophisticated concepts within reach, and offer a window into the complexities of the cosmos.

This title is also available as an audiobook!