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Simple Stargazing

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ISBN-10: 0060849940

ISBN-13: 9780060849948

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anton Vamplew

List price: $17.99
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Description:

A fun and informative skywatcher's guide for the astronomy novice This book will make sense of the night sky for beginners of all ages. And contrary to popular belief, you don't need expensive equipment to start skygazing. The author introduces the night sky just as if he were by your side, pointing out all the things you can discover with the naked eye. The book begins with a getting-started section and then takes you through the northern and southern hemispheres, covering what you can see from wherever you are in the world. With full-color illustrations and clear, informative text, Simple Stargazing is the perfect tool for the budding skywatcher. Inside you will find: …    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction
Getting Started
A Brief History
Constellations
Adventures in Darkness
Travels into the Darkness
How Big is the Darkness
How to Use Star Charts
Bright or Dim?
Stars
Starry Objects
The Northern Charts
January to March Skies
April to June Skies
July to September Skies
October to December Skies
The Southern Charts
January to March Skies
April to June Skies
July to September Skies
October to December Skies
Sun, Moon, and Planets
The Moon
Eclipses
The Planets
Planets and Days
The Milky Way
Watching Satellites and the ISS
Comets
Shooting Stars
A Final View of Everything
AstroGlossary
Going Further
Index