Things About Space


Aston Smith is a keen aspiring astronomer with a fascination of space. Living with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) at the age of 8 years old, he decided to create and publish a book containing facts about our solar system.

Now at 10 years old, Aston wanted to expand on his first book by creating an updated interactive version packed full of new thoughts, experiences, and facts and information about other objects like stars, black holes and exoplanets. His fascination with space and the expanding universe captures his interest and he loves to share his knowledge with others. Aston has also refreshed his drawings digitally using his iPad.

Things About Space is an interactive book. Using a compatible device, readers are able to scan QR codes and listen to Aston narrate each page in his own voice. This is especially advantageous for young children who may struggle with some of the more complex object names and terminology.

51 pages.

For the first 500 copies of Things About Space sold, Aston will donate £2 per book to support UK Astronomy. You can find out more about UK Astronomy and how they encourage people to look up at the stars by visiting their website – UK Astronomy are a registered charity, Charity No. 1190172

Find out more about UK Astronomy by visiting their website at

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