How To Find Stardust
The book is all about showing the methodology to help you find your own micrometeorites. How to separate alien rocks from their terrestrial imposters is shown here for the first time, step by step, illustrated and explained in an easy way. The first part of the book is about gear and equipment – a magnet, plastic bags, a tea strainer, and some magnification – how to use it, where and when. This is fun at home for all ages. Then comes a brief presentation on what you can expect to find in the urban dust: industrial and naturally occurring particles as well as micrometeorites. Beautiful illustrations of all sorts of stardust, crystals, and manmade particles. Use this part of the book as a roadmap through the maze of contaminants found in dust from populated areas. The third and last part of the book is about identification of micrometeorites, photographing them, and how to keep your collection tidy. Join the hunt for stardust!
- Format: 17 x 24 cm, 6.7 x 9.5 inch.
- 208 pages in color,
- soft cover.
Read what the press writes about Jon Larsen’s search for stardust:
THE NEW YORK TIMES: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/science/space-dust-on-earth.html?_r=1
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/08/explore-space-stardust-earth/
WASHINGTON POST: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-is-what-happened-when-a-man-found-a-tiny-meteorite/2017/07/28/897c74c8-709f-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.180ac6ddde43
Economist’s 1843 Magazine feature: https://www.1843magazine.com/features/starman
THE NETHERLANDS (Volkskrant): http://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/van-zonderlinge-hobbyist-tot-wetenschappelijke-pionier~a4484244/
GERMANY, Frankfurter Allgemeine: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/mi-kro-me-teo-ri-ten-jazz-und-sternenstaub-15450214.html