Must read space books!
Astrophysics for people in a hurry: It is a great read for anyone who curious about the basics of physics and the big questions about the nature of space time. This book describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe and with Tyson's characteristic wit there's a lot of fun thrown in too.
Brief History of Time: Hawking talks about some of the most fascinating topics about the universe - Big Bang and Black holes. He tries to explain the structure, origin, development and eventual fate of the Universe. He talks about basic concepts like space and time, basic building blocks that make up the Universe (such as quarks) and the fundamental forces that govern it (such as gravity).
Universe in a nutshell: Another of Hawking's brilliant books, the sequel to a brief history of time, universe in a nutshell is made for curious people. It reveals the secrets of the universe.
The backyard astronomer's guide(fourth edition): If you are a beginner or veteran sky observer then this is a must read. . Drawing on decades of stargazing experience, the authors suggest what equipment to buy and what to avoid, describe observing techniques, and explain how to hunt down the most interesting celestial objects. Each chapter is illustrated with the latest, breathtaking astrophotography.
Light in the darkness: Light in the Darkness is the story of one of the greatest astrological achievements of all time: the first photographic evidence of black holes in April 2019, and its significance for humanity, told by the scientist who accomplished it.
Voyager: As debate over the future of NASA heats up, Stephen J. Pyne presents America's greatest space expeditions as the latest chapter in a continuous saga of discovery that goes back centuries. Pyne's luminous narrative not only recounts the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions, launched in 1977 to explore the outer planets, but also fixes their place in Western civilization's urge to explore-an impulse that links NASA's scientists with Magellan, Columbus, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and other intrepid seekers through the ages. Pyne's eye-opening look at what he calls the third age of discovery "reminds readers of the rich cultural history that underlies humankind's exploration of the cosmos"
Back to Earth: In Back to Earth, Stott imparts essential lessons in problem-solving, survival, and crisis response that each of us can practice to make change. She knows we can overcome differences to address global issues, because she saw this every day on the International Space Station. Stott shares stories from her spaceflight and insights from scientists, activists, and changemakers working to solve our greatest environmental challenges.
Some other good reads:
Beyond by Chris Impey
Saturn by William Sheehan
Invisible universe by Matthew Bothwell
Return to Earth by Buzz Aldrin
Mysteries of the universe by Will