WIN! STAR FINDER for beginners

WPB online science book competition Star Finder for beginners with forward by Maggie Aderin-Pocock

KIDS! Do you love star-gazing and finding out all about the wonders of the night sky above us? Have you ever tried spotting a constellation? With this brand new book you’ll learn how to identify ‘pathfinder’ stars and discover more than 20 constellations. Also includes a glow-in-the-dark night-sky viewer!

The good news is we have five copies signed by BBC TV star Maggie Aderin-Pocock, so get your entries in to win! Simply answer this question by leaving your answer in the comment box below:

What are stars made of? A) Hot gas  B) Shiny Aliens   C) Sparkling moon dust 

Whilst Maggie was busy signing the books for our lucky winners we asked her for some top tips for star-gazing, this is what she said…

  1. With stargazing it’s all about location, location, location. Find somewhere away from the streetlights, I try to go to the back garden or go with an adult to an open field.
  2. It’s good to have a clear night, cloud stops us from seeing the stars and if the moon is too bright it can also be hard to see the stars.
  3. If you do get a clear night it can be cold so wrap up warm, but remember to let your eyes adjust to the dark. If you need light carry a red torch as this has less effect on your eyes as they adapt to the dark.
  4. Best of all enjoy yourself. There is so much to see with just our eyes, the Moon, stars planets and comets. Have fun!

Thanks Maggie, you’re a super star!

48 replies
48 replies
    • Rachael Tapping
      Rachael Tapping says:

      We’re sorry this competition closed at midnight on 30th November. We run an online competition every month so look out for the next one launching next week! #win #sciencebooks #competitionforkids

  1. Emily Mackwell
    Emily Mackwell says:

    A Hot gas, SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT book my daughter loves anything space related so this issue of whizz pop bang is a real hit. Thank-you

  2. Roberto Mignucci
    Roberto Mignucci says:

    A Star is a big ball of gas and they are born in nebulas. The star’s colour tells us how hot or cold it is. Blue stars are the hottest stars and believe it or not the sun, being yellow, is one of the cooler stars!


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