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The Night Sky: voyage into the cosmos (Adult Touch to See Club)

Suitable for: Book Clubs

Sponsored by: The Will Charitable Trust

Available braille grades:

Since the space race began in the 1950s mankind has remained fascinated by the wonders of the night sky. The two presenters of the BBC’s Sky at Night programme, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Dr Chris Lintott, will take you on a fascinating journey to find out about stars, galaxies and much much more

Listen to an audio clip

Everything around us - you, me, trees, buildings, the Earth - is made of stuff formed inside stars. Like us, stars are born, live and die. When they die the elements formed inside them are released into space. Here they go on, to form more stars, more planets and perhaps more trees and people. Every star shares the same basic story. Particles in a giant cloud of gas in space clump together into a big mass, the centre gets hot and tightly packed so that the atoms start crashing into each other more frequently. Nuclear fusion occurs and the star starts to shine.
Twinkling sounds.The Milky Way is filled with clouds of gas many light years across, in which gas is drawing together and stars are being born all the time.

What's inside

  • 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • Coloured picture book of the raised images. Guidance Notes to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The Milky Way
The Pillars of Creation

What our members say

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Such an interesting album This album contained so many clear and concise interesting facts about the Milky Way. We used a sky projector showing stars and continents which was fascinating. We also enjoyed other activities such as poems and music with this session. We really enjoyed this album. Wiltshire Heights Care Home
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