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Peterson First Guide To Astronomy (Peterson First Guides)by Jay M. Pasachoff
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A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.
About the Author
'Wil Tirion, is this generation\'s foremost celestial cartographer.Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Professor Pasachoff has done extensive research on the solar corona at total eclipses and has been on 29 eclipse expeditions. He has also used a wide variety of telescopes around the world. He is the author of popular textbooks on astronomy and on other science subjects. He has twice been chair of the Astronomy Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is the chair of the Working Group on Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union and the U.S. national representative to the IAU\'s Commission on the Teaching of Astronomy.Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world\'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides®are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.'
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