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The Nearest Star - Our Sun

book cover image: Nearest star: the surprising science

The Sun is the only star near enough to us to be studied and scientists have not been shy about persuing those studies. 

Fun Fact!

Book CoverDid you know that there are 25 privately funded teams in a race to claim a 30 million Google Lunar X Prize? The first team to safely land a robot on the moon and explore its surface will win!

The Astaires

In the 1920's Fred Astaire and his sister Adele were at the height of their success dancing and weaving and bringing to life classic Gershwin tunes.  They pretty well single handedly defined the Jazz Age.  Author Kathleen Riley's new book The Astaires' traces the history of this great brother and sister team fr