Welcome Kids of All Ages to the 3D Universe

Just like the world isn’t flat, neither is space. But how to convey that to humans who can’t see the depth of objects that are millions of miles away? The authors of the new #1 book, Welcome to the Universe in 3D: A Visual Tour, came up with a clever way for humans to see the three-dimensional space without the need for high technology gizmos.Welcome to the Universe in 3D book cover authored Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss J. Richard Gott, and Robert J. Vanderbei is depicted in this image.

This sturdy book features 3D images of planets, moons, and stars. One of its unique features is its built-in 3D glasses that provide depth and a new way of seeing the universe. For those too young to read the captions or those who want to focus on the visual experience, there is an associated audio narration given by one of the co-authors, Neil deGrasse Tyson.¹

This book could be considered upgradable, as the built-in 3D viewer is able to view images projected from a smartphone or tablet, as demonstrated in the above interview by Princeton Professor and co-author, Robert J. Vanderbei. Vanderbei’s love for astronomy, science, and math is palpable in the above interview. By creating tools like this book Vanderbei is making science and math interesting for people of all ages and abilities.

Interview Highlights


¹ The other two co-authors of the book are Michael A. Strauss, professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, and J. Richard Gott, professor emeritus of astrophysical sciences at Princeton.

² The source of some of the images inserted in the above video is the 2022 Ng? Whet? Resources website at

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