Looking Up

An Illustrated Guide to Telescopes

Illustrator: Stephanie Scholz

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Age 7+

Children's & Young Adult: General Non-Fiction

Looking Up is a celebration of telescopes around the world and speeding through space. These incredible structures gaze out into the solar system and beyond, helping us learn about distant stars and planets. Discover these amazing feats of engineering with cutaway illustrations, alongside detailed explanations of the science of light.

All over the world, people have built fantastic instruments for looking up into the sky. These telescopes are not just engineering marvels — they are monuments to curiosity and wonder. Discover the physics behind astronomy and stargazing, from the reason that telescopes are often built in deserts to how scientists can tell what planets are made of, even from million of light years away.


Jacob Kramer graduated from Harvard with a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies. He has collaborated with Khan Academy to find new ways to explain core scientific concepts.

Stephanie Scholz studied drawing and print making at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin. She has made illustrations for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The New York Times, and die Zeit among others.

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