Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw

Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time:  What the Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott

Reading level: Middle Grade (Ages 9-12)

Summary: A history of the Hubble Telescope and overview of how the images it has captured have added to the field of astronomy.

Illustrations: Full page, color photographs from NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team, as well as a few artist’s depictions

Comments: Good summary for those interested in the Hubble Telescope and astronomy in general. Although written for middle grades, it is also useful for adults wishing to brush up on the topic.

Related activities:

Make a model of the Hubble Telescope based on the illustration on page 13 of the book or other images (for example, this simple model craft for preschoolers)

List of activity links from Growing With Science, including links to a kit to make your own telescope

Compatible fiction: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle (as suggested by the author)

Publisher:  Clarion Books (January 24, 2011)

ISBN-10: 0547241895
ISBN-13: 978-0547241890

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