Stars and Planets is a colourful introduction to the exciting world of astronomy and the ideal identification guide to the Universe. The book is illustrated with more than 200 stunning colour photographs, artworks and maps. Concise chapters introduce the stars and galaxies and explore the origin of the Universe. The book includes many star charts showing stars visible to the naked eye. A young budding astronomer will be able to use these charts from any point on Earth to learn the constellations that brighten up the night sky. Packed with fascinating facts and figures about the wonders of the Universe, Collins Stars and Planets is richly illustrated with full-colour images of the planets, their moons and recent space discoveries. Written at an introductory level appropriate for young students of the ever fascinating subject of space.