Re: Astronomy Lovers! Got suggestions for me?
Cosmos by Carl Sagan, both the book and the tv series, are what you're looking for.
A Brief History of Time and The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking.
Elegant Universe and Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene. Also adapted as episodes of PBS's Nova series.
I would also suggest The Universe, a series that ran on the History Channel for several seasons.
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