BALTIMORE – NASA will debut a new book for blind readers at a media event and reception Jan. 15. The agency will unveil “Touch the Invisible Sky,” which gives blind readers the ability to experience cosmic images from the agency’s space-based observatories and other telescopes on the ground.
“Touch the Invisible Sky” is accessible to both blind and sighted readers. The book presents celestial objects as they appear through visible-light telescopes and in different spectral regions that are invisible to the naked eye. It uses a combination of Braille and traditional text. A variety of tactile textures and symbols were chosen to represent different physical features and characteristics of the images.