Alice and the Space Telescope by Malcolm Longair, with forward by Nobel Prizewinner Riccardo Giacconi. Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.
4to hardcover with dustjacket. First edition.
The book explains and discusses some of the things going on in astrophysics from the time of the launch of the Hubble telescope, and yet still manages to be funny at the same time.
It makes me think of The Big Bang Theory. I wonder what Sheldon would make of it?
There’s also a rewrite of Jabberwocky, which is always good value… even if the scansion is a little off…
Twas brillig and the slithy toves/Brought plans of telescopes fair to see./ The Jabberwock, he clapped his hands/And said, ‘That’s just for me.
Loads of pictures- some of Tenniel’s, various graphs and scientific diagrams, and photos.
Available via amazon: Alice and the Space Telescope, but mine was a present. Thanks Iain!