Books

The Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Olivia Koski (and others)

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!

Biography

Olivia Koski (Author)
Olivia Koski has a degree in physics and a Master of Journalism from NYU and is currently director of Guerilla Science. As a senior producer at the Atavist magazine, she produced thirty interactive journalism stories, where her work was nominated for five National Magazine Awards and one Emmy. She’s spoken on the future of journalism, laser weapons, and immersive storytelling at panels around New York. Her writing has appeared in Wired, Popular Mechanics, Scientific American, and Harvard University’s Nieman Storyboard.

Jana Grcevich (Author)
Jana Grcevich PhD is a Kathryn W. Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). She received her undergraduate degrees in astronomy, physics and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her doctorate in astronomy at Columbia University. Her research interests include dwarf galaxies and interstellar gas, with a focus on radio observations and simulations of gas in dwarf galaxies. She teaches astronomy to future high-school Earth Science teachers as a part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at AMNH.