Can You Get Music on the Moon?

Can You Get Music on the Moon?


Did you know that sound travels faster underwater? Or that crickets hear with their knees? Or that astronauts have played musical instruments in space?

Join Dr Sheila Kanani on a fascinating exploration of the science of sound – from the sound technology we use every day, to the animal world and natural phenomena such as thunder and earthquakes, before jetting off into space to discover what sound might be like on other planets and whether it’s possible to get music on the moon!

You'll discover mind-blowing facts about sound and space – like, did you know you can get marsquakes as well as earthquakes? Or that the president of the United States once made a phone call to the moon? Or that astronaut Chris Hadfield filmed a viral music video in space?

With stunning full-colour illustrations by Liz Kay that bring the magic of sound and space to life, this out-of-this-world book is perfect for getting kids aged 7+ excited about science.

About the authors

Dr Sheila Kanani

Dr Sheila Kanani is a planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary school physics teacher, space comedian and published author, with a background in astrophysics and astronomy research from UK universities. She regularly acts as a science ambassador, visiting schools and speaking at events. Sheila is currently the Education, Outreach and Diversity officer for the Royal Astronomical Society. Sheila enjoys walking on her local beach with her family of boys, playing sports, gazing at the stars, reading and eating (preferably reading whilst eating!). Her favourite planet is Saturn.
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Liz Kay (Illustrator)

When not busy doodling, Liz is usually found hiking and biking around the Yorkshire countryside and playing tennis for her local club. Liz has worked on a variety of commissions across illustrated maps, hand lettering and calligraphy, greetings cards, infographics, children’s books, newspapers and magazines, animation, murals, personalised illustrations and wedding stationery.
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