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Exploring the Starry Sky is the perfect guide for anyone interested in stargazing for the first time. With large, colorful, and easy-to-use star maps, it contains simple directions for finding all of the major stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. For each season, two star charts show all the major sights that can be seen from suburban or rural locations. For those who already have binoculars or a small telescope, more detailed maps spotlight special regions of interest. Additional sections show where the planets are from now until 2006, and when to look for meteor showers, plus dates and places of upcoming eclipses of the Sun and Moon. Easy to use and fun, Exploring the Starry Sky is an enjoyable introduction to sky-watching for every beginner.

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An easy-to-use guide to the stars and constellations for the beginner.

Synopsis:

Exploring the Starry Sky is the perfect guide for anyone interested in stargazing for the first time. With large, colourful, and easy-to-use star maps, it contains simple directions for finding all of the major stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. For each season, two star charts show all the major sights that can be seen from suburban or rural locations, and more detailed maps spotlight special regions of interest. Fun and easy to use, Exploring the Starry Sky is an enjoyable introduction to sky-watching for every beginner.

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The perfect guide for anyone interested in stargazing for the first time, Exploring the Starry Sky features large, colorful, user-friendly star maps and includes simple directions for finding all of the major stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. Two star charts display the major sights to be seen from suburban or rural locations, for each season, and more detailed maps spotlight special regions of interest. Robert Burnham has been an amateur astronomer since the mid-1950s. He has been a senior editory of Astronomy magazine and is the author of many books and CD-ROMS, including Comet Hale-Bopp: Find and Enjoy the Great Comet, Comet Explorer, and Great Comets.

About the Author

Robert Burnham is a freelance astronomy writer based in Wisconsin, USAWil Tirion is the world's foremost designer of astronomical maps, based in The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Late winter; 2. Early spring; 3. Late spring; 4. Early summer; 5. Late summer; 6. Early autumn; 7. Late autumn; 8. Early winter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521802512
Author:
Tirion, Wil
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Illustrator:
Tirion, Wil
Author:
Tirion, Wil
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
2001-1
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
Spiral
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
11.50x8.90x.13 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An easy-to-use guide to the stars and constellations for the beginner.
"Synopsis" by , Exploring the Starry Sky is the perfect guide for anyone interested in stargazing for the first time. With large, colourful, and easy-to-use star maps, it contains simple directions for finding all of the major stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. For each season, two star charts show all the major sights that can be seen from suburban or rural locations, and more detailed maps spotlight special regions of interest. Fun and easy to use, Exploring the Starry Sky is an enjoyable introduction to sky-watching for every beginner.
"Synopsis" by , The perfect guide for anyone interested in stargazing for the first time, Exploring the Starry Sky features large, colorful, user-friendly star maps and includes simple directions for finding all of the major stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. Two star charts display the major sights to be seen from suburban or rural locations, for each season, and more detailed maps spotlight special regions of interest. Robert Burnham has been an amateur astronomer since the mid-1950s. He has been a senior editory of Astronomy magazine and is the author of many books and CD-ROMS, including Comet Hale-Bopp: Find and Enjoy the Great Comet, Comet Explorer, and Great Comets.
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