The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob is my first big book illustration project,
written by the incredible Cristy Burne and launched in March 2017. This children’s
graphic novel was sponsored by CAASTRO—Australia’s keen team of all-sky astronomers
as part of their outreach program. It gave us the opportunity to translate the science
and innovation behind the technology and discoveries we have made in astronomy for
primary aged students and beyond. The book aims to inspire and excite young minds
about science, experimenting and the wonders of the universe but most of all, encourage
them to never give up on having a go. Alice and Bob’s fictional adventure is enhanced
by the factual stories of discoveries, sometimes accidental, woven throughout the
book as well as additional layers of information, find-this-object challenges and
teacher resources to emphasise the importance of previous space research on our everyday
lives. The book can now be downloaded in a PDF format.
To quote Cristy, “The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob is part-fiction, part-fact,
and all fun”.