Space on Earth

By Sheila Kanani

Illustrated by Del Thorpe

Age range: 9–12

ISBN: 9781846884559

128 pages

RRP: £7.19

Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered about space, astronomy and the universe? Perhaps you have. But you’ve probably never looked around you – at the sunglasses you wear or the selfies people take – and thought about space. The truth is, there is more of space on earth than you realize…

Full of amazing facts about everyday innovations inspired by space travel and sections on the people who brought them to us, Space on Earth is an entertaining and fascinating look at space and the untold relationship with the planet we live on, helping children not only to feel the awe and wonder of the universe, but also to understand the reasons why space is relevant to us here on Earth.

Sheila Kanani

Dr Sheila Kanani is the Education, Outreach & Diversity Officer at the Royal Astronomical Society. She is a planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary-school physics teacher and space comedian.