NPR logo First Light


First Light

The Search for the Edge of the Universe

by Richard Preston

Paperback, 300 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $19 |


Buy Featured Book

First Light
The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Richard Preston

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Book Summary

An entertaining and compelling account of contemporary astronomy focusses on the Hale Telescope in southern California, where a diverse, international group of scientists explores the edges of the universe. Reprint.

NPR stories about First Light

An Ode To Our Newest Neighbor: Biden, The Pink Dwarf Planet

  • Download
  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript