Olivia Koski

Olivia Koski has a degree in physics and a master's degree in journalism from New York University, and is currently Director of Guerilla Science. As a senior producer at The Atavist Magazine, she produced 30 interactive journalism stories, where her work was nominated for five National Magazine Awards and one Emmy. She’s spoken on the future of journalism, laser weapons and immersive storytelling at panels around New York. Her writing has appeared in Wired, Popular Mechanics, Scientific American and Harvard University’s Nieman Storyboard.

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Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler

Fueled by imagination and grounded in science, the first guidebook to the solar system’s most exciting vacation destinations.

Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter’s sixty-four moons where you can take photos of its swirling storms. For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season.

Beautifully illustrated and packed with real-world science, The Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the essential planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Written by an astronomer from The American Museum of Natural History and one of the creators of the Guerrilla Science collective, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the “What if” of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about the planets in our solar system and even some moons!