Series: Astronomers' Universe
295 pages, 79 colour & 17 b/w illustrations
The visible universe consists of stars and galaxies. One of the challenges of astronomy is to understand how galaxies and stars first came into existence over thirteen billion years ago. Cosmic Dawn tells the story of our quest to solve this problem. Four hundred years after Galileo used his telescope to discover the moons of Jupiter, we are using new telescopes and instruments to search for the first galaxies to form after the Big Bang. Cosmic Dawn brings the reader to the current frontier of this subject and lays out some of the exciting developments we can expect in the years to come.
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George Rhee is an associate professor at the University of Nevada. He published 37 peer reviewed articles and is a co-author on a Nature article published in 2010. The author is an active researcher in astronomy but also an experienced teacher and has given many science talks in his career for general audiences.