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Fuelled by imagination and grounded in science, the first guidebook to the solar system’s most exciting holiday destinations.

'SUPERB' BBC Sky at Night

AN IMAGINATIVE EXPLORATION INTO THE 'WHAT IF' OF SPACE TRAVEL

Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter’s sixty-four moons where you can take photos of its swirling storms. For a mini-break on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season.

Beautifully illustrated and packed with real-world science, The Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the essential planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Written by an astronomer from the American Museum of Natural History and one of the creators of the Guerilla Science collective, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the ‘what if’ of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about the planets in our solar system and even some moons!

'The ultimate guide for any budding space tourist' BBC Focus

Reviews

This tongue-in-cheek (but scientifically sound) book is the ultimate guide for any budding space tourist, packed full of advice on where to go, what to pack, and what to do while you're there

James Lloyd, BBC Focus Magazine

Lavishly illustrated… What really brings this book alive are the stunning illustrations, all done in an art-deco style, like the travel posters of yesteryear… Superb

Mark Garlick, BBC Sky at Night Magazine

If you’ve ever wondered what a holiday in space might be like, here is your answer. It combines light humour with rigorous science and is just the thing to captivate a bright child or anyone, in fact, who aspires to be the next Tim Peake

Rupert Hawksley, Daily Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781910931349

    October 16, 2017

    Square Peg

    240 pages

    RRP $22.99

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