The Invisible Universe

Pages: 320
Imprint: Oneworld

The Invisible Universe

Why There's More to Reality than Meets the Eye

Matthew Bothwell

A guide to the 99% of the universe our eyes can't see from a dazzling new voice in popular science
9780861541249 (11 Nov 2021)
RRP £18.99 / US$27.95

The Book

From the discovery of entirely new kinds of galaxies to a window into the ‘prehistory' of the universe, Bothwell shows us the universe as we've never seen it before - literally.

Humans are visual creatures and all over the world they have been joyfully stargazing since the dawn of our species. But for all the beauty and wonder of the cosmos we can see, when we look with just our eyes we are seeing and appreciating only a tiny fraction of it. What is the cosmos beyond the phenomena we can see, from black holes to supernovas? How different does the invisible universe look from the home we thought we knew? Dr Matt Bothwell takes us on a journey through the full spectrum of light, revealing what it tells us about the mysteries of the universe.

This book is a guide to the 99% of cosmic reality we can't see - the universe that is right in front of our eyes, if only our eyes could see it. It is also the endpoint of a scientific detective story thousands of years in the telling. It is a tour through our invisible universe.

Additional Information

Pages 320
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Dr Matt Bothwell runs the astronomy communication program at the Institute of Astronomy, a department of the University of Cambridge. Matt is a science communicator who gives astronomy talks and lectures on almost any area of astronomy, and makes regular media appearances (including local and national TV and radio). When he is not doing outreach, Matt is an observational astronomer, who uses a range of state-of-the-art observing facilities to study the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time.