The Universe - from beginning to the end. From the birth of stars and galaxies to the convulsive death of our local star, the Sun. Is 95 per cent of the Universe invisible dark matter? In the deeper cosmos, grapple with black holes, voracious gravitational traps from which nothing, not even light, escapes. Marvel at gamma ray bursters, cosmic flashes as bright as a million trillion suns. From the big bang to the far future - the epic story of the universe: how we can explore it, how we can understand it and how it will end.