The Scale of the Universe
(Watzke & Arcand; Illustrated by Katie Peek)
Journey to the limits of size, mass, distance, time, and temperature, from the tiniest particle to the most massive galaxy; from the speed at which grass grows to the speed of light.
The Visible Spectrum and Beyond
(Arcand & Watzke)
A beautiful, fascinating, visual exploration of the power and behavior of light, across the entire electromagnetic spectrum,
and how it affects life on earth and everything in the Universe.
Coloring The Universe: An Insider's Look at Making Spectacular Images of Space
(Rector, Arcand & Watzke)
Delve deep into the often-unseen world of how images of astronomy are created, with a unique behind-the-scenes look at exactly how we get these impressive and important visual slices of our Universe.
Your Ticket to the Universe:
A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos
(Arcand & Watzke)
Beginning with our home planet, take an entertaining trip to the most interesting stops known in the cosmos. Brilliant photographs bring the reading experience to vivid, immediate life.
About The Authors:
Kimberly Kowal Arcand is the Visualization Lead for the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has its headquarters at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a leading expert in studying the perception and comprehension of high-energy data visualization across the novice-expert spectrum. She is an award-winning producer and director. As a science data “story teller” she combines her backgrounds in biology and computer science with her current work in the field of astronomy and physics.
Megan Watzke has spent her career sharing the wonders of science with the widest range of audiences possible. From her role as the press officer for the Chandra X-ray Observatory to her “public science” projects that inject science into daily experiences, she seeks to de-stigmatize science for everyone, but especially for underrepresented groups including women.
Coloring The Universe: An Insider's Look at Making Spectacular Images of Space with University of Alaska press is available.
More Passion for Science: Journeys into the Unknown is available on Amazon. See our chapter on astronauts Cady Coleman and Eileen Collins (non-profit ebook).