Fred Schaaf's A Year of the Stars: A Month-By-Month Journey of Skywatching PDF

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By Fred Schaaf

ISBN-10: 1591020921

ISBN-13: 9781591020929

the fitting booklet for the novice astronomer or an individual inquisitive about our position within the universe, A 12 months of the Stars takes the reader on a desirable trip of discovery during the seasons of the starry evening sky. Acclaimed well known 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 gives primary wisdom approximately astronomy, in order that even the full amateur can plunge into the publication at any month and keep on 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 few of the varieties of stars, celebrity clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) and delivering recommendation approximately opting for and utilizing telescopes and binoculars.

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

Complete with appealing maps, drawings, photographs, and a really helpful thesaurus, this is often the suitable ebook for savoring the adventure of skywatching the full yr through.

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