May said: “I believe this is an important book in its own right, because an up to date and in-depth account of nebulae is long overdue out there.
“With all this current interest in life in other parts of the universe, a study of nebulae is crucial, because the nebulae, the cosmic clouds are the beginning of everything, and in a sense we can regard the seeds of life itself as being nested in those exotically coloured and fantastically shaped clouds, billions of miles away in the neighbouring space of our galaxy.
“But I have another reason to be proud of this book. It fulfils part of my dream to bring art and science together, and in particular to bring stereoscopy and astronomy together.
“This is the first book published in the known universe on nebulae which is illustrated with stereoscopic pictures of the objects themselves.”
Published at Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:35:00 +0000