By Sarah Wild available on amazon
By Sarah Wild
Sarah Wild is a award winning science journalist she studied English literature, electronics and physics at Rhodes University. She writes about a wide variety of subjects including physics, cosmology. In 2013 she was named the best science journalist in Africa by Siemens in their Pan African Profiles Awards. In 2012 she published her first full length non-fiction The Square Kilometre Array and South Africa’s Quest to Hear the Songs of the Stars.
The book is about a project called the Square Kilometre Array which will become the most powerful and most sensitive radio telescope in the world. The book being set in South Africa will shine a light on the histories of the first telescopes built in South Africa in the 1960’s .The book also sheds light on ancient bushman stories based on actual original manuscripts and Xhosa cosmic lore.
On the cosmological front the book explains how the telescope will advance this field. The telescope will help answer questions about the nature and origin of the universe the formation of galaxies and the evolution of the universe through time. The telescope will help us to understand the nature of forces such as gravity and will be able to detect the presence of life on distant planets or any intelligent radio communications coming from advance civilizations.
This book is available on amazon both in hard cover and kindle