I had a few goals in mind when I started up Cat’s Eye Enterprises. As an aspiring astronomer, I am very enthusiastic about modern science’s quest to explore and understand the Universe. We have come far since the days of the ancient people, learning to tame fire and plant their own crops. From Eratosthenes’ discovery that the Earth is round to Apollo 11’s moon landing, science has led us to many exciting frontiers. My aim is to continue this wonderful journey of discovery. Please join me. All you need is the desire to know your home-the Universe. We are made of the same elemental ingredients that make up the planets, the Sun, and all the stars and galaxies in space. As astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” It is vitally important that we continue this mission to discover and investigate new frontiers. I hope to spark an interest in the next generation of thinkers and explorers who will bring us even closer to understanding the Universe.
“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” -Carl Sagan
If you are interested in science, here is a list of resources you might want to consider. Many of these books and TV programs helped inspire my own love of science.
•Cosmos by Carl Sagan
•Wonders of the Universe by Professor Brian Cox (also look for Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of Life, Human Universe, Forces of Nature, and The Planets)
•Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman
•Unseen Cosmos by Sir Francis Graham-Smith
•The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll
•Why Does E=mc^2? and The Quantum Universe by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
•Is Anyone Out There? by Frank Drake and Dava Sobel
Most of the material listed above is accessible to a wide range of age groups, but here is a list geared especially toward younger readers-
•The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
•The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky
•Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids by Kerri L. Hollihan
•See Inside Science-An Usborne Flap Book by Alex Frith and Colin King
•George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking