The Book! Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
Professor Astro Cat first appeared in late 2013 in the highly acclaimed book, Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, published by Flying Eye Books and created by illustrator Ben Newman and quantum physicist Dr Dominic Walliman.
Professor Astro Cat is the smartest cat in the alley- so much so that he has a degree in just about any discipline under the Sun! Speaking of the Sun, he’s an expert on that too. In Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, he tells you about stars, our planet, the solar system, galaxies and all about the Universe there is to know!
Professor Astro Cat speaks 13 different languages teaching the wonders of science through Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space all across the world.
Professor Astro Cat’s Creators:
Ben Newman has developed a distinct aesthetic over the years; a contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and playful characters which has been described as ‘bauhaus fuzzy felt.’ He has produced work for a large range of clients, including the Tate Modern, New York Times, BBC Radio 4, Google and Volkswagen. As well as Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, he is the author of the Bento Bestiary and Ouroboros published by Nobrow.
Dr Dominic Walliman received his PhD in quantum device physics from the University of Birmingham, and currently works at the quantum computing company D-Wave Systems Inc. As well as writing, he enjoys making films and animations to explain science and has produced a series of online videos communicating D-Wave’s groundbreaking quantum technology.
He has been writing science books since 2011, and he aims to give children super fun and clear explanations of science through the adventures of Professor Astro Cat. He grew up reading science books a remembers vividly the excitement of discovering the mind boggling facts that science tells us about the Universe in which we live. If he can pass on this wonder and enjoyment to the next generation, he will consider it a job well done.