Cristy Burne

Author, editor, science writer

The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob


Dedication, daring and discovery…

Ever wanted to find the answer to BIG questions?
Or dreamed of inventing the Next Big Thing?

The Universe is an amazing place, and we’re only beginning to understand it. There’s still so much to be discovered…

The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob is part-fiction, part-fact, and all fun.

Created as a collaboration with the amazing illustrator Aska (watch this space…she’s going to have an incredible career!) and the star-gazing team of communicators and creators at CAASTRO, this book is SO exciting to look at and loads of fun to read.

  • Join Alice and Bob on their ambitious journey to the hockey finals
  • Uncover true stories of scientific failure, fluke and fame
  • Find the everyday inventions that began with space research
  • Meet the world’s next-generation telescopes, jump on board with Citizen Science, and tackle the big questions with CAASTRO: Australia’s keen team of all-sky astronomers.

Free teaching notes

Where can you get your copy?

If you’re at primary school, you should already have a copy. One was sent to every school in Australia in 2017. Check your library…

Can’t find your school’s copy, or want one of your own? Contact CAASTRO for more information: