Explore the Universe with the Smithsonian
From Saturn’s rings to the heart of the Milky Way, and from colliding galaxies to cataclysmic gamma-ray bursts at the edges of visible space, some of the most spectacular sights in the cosmos are now as easy to see as the stars above. A Visual Guide to the Universe, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian, takes you there in 18 lavishly illustrated lectures taught by award-winning professor and distinguished astronomer David M. Meyer of Northwestern University. Among your many adventures, you will orbit Saturn with the Cassini probe, see an asteroid up close with the Dawn spacecraft, and search for water and life on Mars with the Mars rovers. Looking beyond our solar system, you will witness how an armada of remarkable space telescopes is uncovering the secrets of the cosmos. Embark on our era’s greatest voyages of discovery. Without leaving home, you’ll find the view is truly out of this world!