1. The Lure of the Skies; 2. Genesis: In the Beginning: 13.7 million years ago; 3. The Dark Ages: Zero to 300,000 years after the Big Bang; 4. The Evolving Universe: 300,000 years until 6000 million years; 5. The Emergence of Life: 6000 million years until the present day; 6. Into the Future: Present day to 6000 million years hence; 7. The Far Future: Infinity and beyond; Index.
Though best known as the lead guitarist for the supergroup Queen, Brian May also studied for a PhD in astrophysics before giving up the academic life for rock music. Patrick Moore is the world's best-loved astronomer, author of more than 100 books and presenter of the world's longest running TV programme, BBC's "The Sky at Night". Chris Lintott is the co-presenter, with Patrick, of "The Sky at Night". He took his first degree in Physics at Cambridge, then his PhD in Astrophysics at University College London, and is now doing further research at Oxford.