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Stargazing for beginners : explore the wonders of the night sky

By: Gater, Will

0241440599 / 9780241440599
Hardback
520
05/11/2020
Published 05/11/2020
England
24 cm 264 pages : illustrations
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)

Discover the wonders of the Universe with this complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky.

This practical guide explains and demystifies stargazing, teaching you to recognize different kinds of objects and showing you how they move through the sky over the course of the night and the year.

It shows you how to understand and enjoy the cosmos, building your practical astronomy skills from the basics to more advanced techniques.

Beginning with an explanation of the Universe itself - how big is it, what shape is it, how old is it, and will it end? - it then takes you on a tour around the night sky, building up your knowledge in simple stages.

Practical advice begins with naked-eye observations, then illustrated step-by-step instructions show you how to set up and use binoculars and telescopes, and how to take your own pictures of the night sky.

It also lets you take a closer look at the different objects you can view in the night sky, telling you how to train your eye to recognize basic patterns of stars (constellations) and how to tell planets apart from other celestial bodies, showing you how to observe them in an innovative step-by-step way.

An atlas of the night sky is also included, with charts that can be used in both the northern and southern hemispheres throughout the year. Accessible, inspirational, and authoritative, Stargazing for Beginners will enthuse and inform anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the night sky.

BIC:

PGS Solar system: the Sun & planets, PGT Astronomical charts & atlases, WNX Popular astronomy & space

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