A Field Guide to the Constellations
Paperback ISBN: 1591932297
Few activities are more peaceful and inspiring than stargazing, and this is your field guide to the night sky. Constellations are organized by season, and each entry features history, details and simple instructions for locating the constellation.
Your Guide to the Stars, Moon, and Night Sky
Paperback ISBN: 1591935814
Is that bright object a planet or a star? What does the constellation Perseus look like? When’s the next lunar eclipse? Find these answers and more in Stargazing Made Easy. The tabbed booklet covers most of the Northern Hemisphere and is organized by season and by such topics as “The Moon,
The Complete Beginner's Guide to the Night Sky
Hardcover ISBN: 1465414533
A colorful guide to the nighttime sky for amateur astronomers explains what one can expect to see; how to identify constellations; and how to observe the moon, planets and other bodies of the solar system, in a package that features star charts, a night-sky calendar wheel and more.
Firefly Complete Guide to Stargazing
Paperback ISBN: 1770854746
Firefly Complete Guide to Stargazing is a comprehensive introduction to an increasingly popular leisure pursuit. The book's flexi-paperback format makes it easy to use while telescope viewing, a welcome feature for the growing number of stargazers. The rapid growth in astronomy is due in large part to the opportunity amateurs have to contribute to scientific research. For example, the amateur Skywatchers in the web-based Milky Way Project have classified more than 1.5 million objects in the Milky Way Galaxy. Zooniverse's 11,000 members have contributed to more than 70 scientific papers and the discovery of a class of compact galaxies. Planet Four's 122,000 participants have classified more than 4.5 million images from the surface of Mars. Firefly Complete Guide to Stargazing starts with the basics. It explains how and why the sky changes during the night and through the seasons. It gives practical advice on what equipment to choose and describes what you can expect to see. There are also plenty of tips for observing just with the naked eye. The book includes: - The Moon, the Solar System, the stars and deep sky objects - More than 300 full-color photographs, many taken by amateur astronomers, plus spectacular images returned by spacecraft or taken by large telescopes - A complete series of sky maps that show stars down to magnitude 5.5 - An illustrated A-Z dictionary of astronomy, covering the planets, stars and galaxies, cosmology, amateur astronomy and professional observatories, space exploration, famous astronomers, scientific terms, theories and much more, illustrated with photographs, artworks and diagrams. - Month-by-month guide maps showing the constellations on view from both northern and southern hemispheres, applicable to any year and any place on Earth. - All maps show black stars on a white background so that viewers can pencil in their own observations. Opposite each map is a photorealistic image that shows how that portion of the sky typically appears to the naked eye. Firefly Complete Guide to Stargazing is an invaluable reference source for astronomers of all levels.
21st Century Astronomy
Stars and Galaxies
Paperback ISBN: 0393675548
Informed by astronomy education research, the Sixth Edition reflects an emphasis on learning by doing. This emphasis is reinforced through thoughtful pedagogy and an innovative teaching and learning package. Students get to interact with astronomy while instructors receive the resources they need to incorporate active learning into the classroom.