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May 2006 book reviews

Discover this month's offerings of astronomy titles.
Theaters of Time and Space
Jordan D. Marché II, 288 pages; Rutgers University Press, 2005; hardcover, $49.95

The planetarium has always been a special place for anyone interested in astronomy. For those who grew up during the Space Race of the 1950s and 1960s, the local planetarium was often a focus of interest. My first trip in 1963 to our local planetarium was an amazing adventure. Under a 6-meter-diameter canvas dome sat the planetarium's projector — an early Spitz model. I was already fascinated by astronomy, but as a 9-year-old, the beauty of the stars on that dome was overwhelming.

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