The authors' unique skill in both science and science communication allows for a popular writing style, with an emphasis on what cannot be seen with our eyes. They make many comparisons with high-color images to reveal what is actually taking place behind the veil. They also make good use of their access to the most striking images in the field, creating full-color illustrations as needed. In addition, boxes and diagrams provide overviews of the instruments used.
1. Light and Vision
2. The View from the Ground
3. Space Observatories
4. The Visible Universe
5. The Infrared Universe
6. The Ultraviolet Universe
7. The Radio & Microwave Universe
8. The X-ray & High Energy Universe
9. The Multi-Wavelength Universe
Robert (Bob) Fosbury is an astronomer working for the European Space Agency (ESA) as part of ESA's collaboration with NASA on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) project at ST-ECF. Bob also served on NASA's Ad Hoc Science Working Group and ESA's Study Science Team as they developed the instrument concepts for the James Webb Space Telescope, the next generation space observatory. Bon and Lars wrote the highly successful "Hubble - 15 Years of Discovery".
Robert Hurt is professional artist, specialized on art in astronomy.
"[This] story of how different telescopes have peeled away layers of the “cosmic onion” offers a useful counterpoint to the history of the telescopes." (Physics World, March 2009)
"Hidden Universe provides a technical description of efforts to study beyond the visual but has been written in a way which would appeal to amateur astronomers who seek to understand the work of professionals especially in PRO-AM projects. Recommended." (The Astronomer, February 2009)