Download e-book for iPad: A Year of the Stars: A Month-By-Month Journey of Skywatching by Fred Schaaf

By Fred Schaaf

ISBN-10: 1591020921

ISBN-13: 9781591020929

the right publication for the beginner astronomer or someone excited about our position within the universe, A yr of the Stars takes the reader on a desirable trip of discovery during the seasons of the starry evening sky. Acclaimed renowned technology author Fred Schaaf, who has written the per thirty days stars and planets columns for Sky & Telescope journal for over ten years, has created this eloquent advisor that either novices and veteran skywatchers will locate rewarding.

Schaaf leads off with an introductory part that offers primary wisdom approximately astronomy, in order that even the whole beginner can plunge into the publication at any month and stick with the dialogue. The part starts off with naked-eye astronomy, describing how the starry heavens are mapped and arranged. It then delves into telescopic astronomy, explaining the fundamental constitution of the universe (including a number of the forms of stars, big name clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) and delivering recommendation approximately making a choice on and utilizing telescopes and binoculars.

The remainder of the booklet makes use of a month-by-month association, highlighting the constellations, stars, "deep-sky objects," meteor showers, and different certain phenomena noticeable every month, with many desirable insights into the technological know-how, historical past, and lore of every month’s points of interest. Schaaf’s a long time of per thirty days columns in Sky & Telescope and comparable writing he has performed for plenty of courses (the previous Farmer’s Almanac, mom Earth News, and others) make him the world’s major professional within the per 30 days structure of astronomy points of interest.

Complete with appealing maps, drawings, photographs, and a truly precious thesaurus, this can be the appropriate publication for savoring the adventure of skywatching the complete 12 months through.

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