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and Children's Book Author Dr. Bruce Betts

Solar System Reference for Teens: A Fascinating Guide to our Planets, Moons, Space Programs, and More

Take a tour of our solar system with this guide for teens ages 12 to 16

From the moons of Jupiter to the surface of Mars, our solar system is home to a multitude of wild, weird worlds. Crack open this solar system book and embark on a journey through space as you meet key figures in history, explore careers in astronomy, uncover some of the solar system’s biggest mysteries, and more.

  • Tons of images—Bring celestial objects into focus through more than 160 images, illustrations, and diagrams that provide a close-up look into our solar system and how it works.

  • Fascinating facts—Did you know the Moon gets farther from Earth each year at about the same rate that your fingernails grow? Discover all sorts of awe-inspiring facts about our solar system’s planets, moons, and more.

  • Exciting exploration—Learn about important historical achievements and technological developments—including missions to different parts of the solar system—and get tips for your own stargazing sessions.

Explore all the cool stuff in our solar system with this accessible reference guide for teens.

ore info pre-order it on Amazon: Solar System Reference for Teens

Space Exploration for Kids:
A Junior Scientist's Guide to Astronauts, Rockets, and Life in Zero Gravity

Get ready to take a thrilling journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Space Exploration for Kids is loaded with out-of-this-world facts and eye-popping photographs that give you an inside look into the daily lives of astronauts. From learning the history of space exploration and rockets to what life is like up there, this top choice among space books for kids 6-9 will inspire you to reach for the stars.

More info order it on Amazon: Space Exploration for Kids

My First Book of Planets

My First Book of Planets: All about the Solar System for Kids has introductory info and fun facts about all the planets and dwarf planets in our Solar System. Filled with lots of pictures, it will excite and educate young children about space.

More info and order it on Amazon: My First Book of Planets

V.R. Space Explorers

V.R. Space Explorers: Titan's Black Cat is a story about a group of kids who explore exotic locations in space using virtual reality. They are guided by a hologram and accompanied by a robotic dog that spews Random Space Facts. This time, they explore the Saturn system while trying to solve a mystery of a black cat on Saturn's moon Titan. The book has real planetary science, a cool story, and amazing illustrations!

More info and order it from SBG Publishing. [Available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle editions.] Also available on Amazon.

Super Cool Space Facts

Released in September 2019: Super Cool Space Facts: A Fun, Fact-filled Space Book for Kids. It includes info about a wide range of space topics from planets, to stars, to rockets, to the Big Bang. Each topic has basic info and several space facts about that topic. And then there are the space jokes for kids (and adults :))!

More info and order it at: Super Cool Space Facts


Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!

You can see it here.

The book is an introduction to and resource for night sky viewing (with just your eyes, binoculars, or telescopes) with observing tips, tens of fun, easy objects to see and how to find them, and, of course, space facts.

My presentation from Space Educators Institute August 5, 2020 including links to resources:

Betts Space Educators Inst LS2 Night Sky 20200806.pdf

Where to find more Random Space Facts, Videos, and Info of all sorts from Bruce Betts:

Twitter: @RandomSpaceFact

Facebook page: DrBruceBetts

Instagram: RandomSpaceFact

Random Space Fact Videos

Bruce's Bio on The Planetary Society's site

Weekly Planetary Radio show (Bruce does a segment with Mat Kaplan at the end of each show with a Random Space Fact, trivia contest, and night sky info)

Bruce's Online Class: Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy

Bruce's blogs on The Planetary Society web site

Here are some samples: