By Leila Belkora
This day, we settle for that we are living on a planet circling the sunlight, that our sunlight is only one of billions of stars within the galaxy we name the Milky approach, and that our galaxy is yet one in every of billions born out of the massive bang. but as lately because the early 20th century, most people or even astronomers had obscure and burdened notions approximately what lay past the noticeable stars.
Minding the Heavens: the tale of Our Discovery of the Milky method is set how scientists chanced on that we lived in a galaxy, actually, a universe choked with galaxies. This attention-grabbing tale of the invention of our personal and different galaxies is instructed throughout the lives of 7 astronomers: Thomas Wright, William Herschel, Wilhelm Struve, William Huggins, Jacobus Kapteyn, Harlow Shapley, and Edwin Hubble. every one contributed enormously to our current figuring out of the place we are living within the cosmos. throughout the technological know-how and lives of those seven humans, each one formed by means of their family members, neighbors, and contemporaries, we keep on with this striking tale of discovery. From the mid 1700s with Thomas Wright via to the mid twentieth century with the extra widely used names of Shapley and Hubble, every one personality bringing us closer to our current realizing of the Universe.