Thursday, September 25, 2014

The New Astronomy Book #REVIEW

This month's Moms of Masterbooks' review has been a fun one for us.  The New Astronomy Book by Danny R. Faulkner is perfect for unit study.  Last year my middle son studied Astronomy all year so this book has been a nice refresher and addition.

The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God! Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book!
  • Discover the best ways to observe the heavens, along with up-to-date astronomical data and concepts
  • Learn about the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe
  • What we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons, and comets within our own solar system.
If you watch the stars at night, you will see how they change. This speaks to the enormity and intricacy of design in the universe. While the stars appear timeless, they instead reflect an all–powerful Creator who speaks of them in the Bible. Many ancient pagan cultures taught that the changing stars caused the seasons to change, but unlike these pagan teachings, the Book of Job gives credit to God for both changing stars and seasons (Job 38:31-33). When Job looked at Orion, he saw about what we see today, even though he may have lived as much as 4,000 years ago.
Includes a 24-inch, full-color, pull-out poster!


  1. The Night Sky
  2. The Moon
  3. The Solar System
  4. Two Kinds of Planets
  5. The Sun
  6. Telescopes
  7. History of Astronomy
  8. Stars
  9. Extrasolar Planets
  10. Star Clusters & Nebulae
  11. Our Galaxy: The Milky Way
  12. Light - Travel - Time Problem
  13. The Expanding Universe
  14. Quasars & Active Galaxies
  15. Cosmology
  16. Conclusion

You can purchase your copy of The New Astronomy Book at for $16.99.

My Thoughts:

This 96 page book has a unique feature.  It is broken up into three different levels.  Level 1 is for all students.  Then Levels 2 & 3 are for more advanced students.  I love that feature because it gives the book life for many years for all ages.

There are many topics covered over the 16 chapters which is pretty awesome because your bound to find a topic that is interesting to you.  I also love that this book is written from a Christian perspective.  This is very important to our family's beliefs.  

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