NightWatch A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

ISBN-10: 1552093026

ISBN-13: 9781552093023

Edition: 3rd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Terence Dickinson, Timothy Ferris, Adolf Schaller, Victor Costanzo, Roberta Cooke

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With a completely revised text and more than 100 new colour photographs, this third edition of Nightwatch is the standard reference guide for stargazers. All charts and diagrams have been updated, along with coverage of new astronomical pursuits.
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/1/1998
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 176
Size: 11.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Terence Dickinson

Timothy Ferris was born on August 29, 1944, in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in 1966 and did graduate work from 1966-1967. Ferris is the author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way, for which he was awarded the American Institute of Physics Prize and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; The Red Limit; The Whole Shebang: A State of the Universe(s) Report; Galaxies; The Mind's Sky; The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature, and other popular books on astronomy and physics. He has received the American Institute of Physics Prize, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Prize, the Klumpke-Roberts Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Books by Ferris have been nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His PBS special, The Creation of the Universe, won an Emmy nomination in 1986. In addition to his books, Ferris is a former editor of Rolling Stone magazine and has authored more than 100 articles, essays, and reviews in such publications as Esquire, Nature, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, and Reader's Digest. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, writes a column for Scientific American, has served as an essayist for The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and is a commentator for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Ferris produced the Voyager phonograph record, an artifact of human civilization containing music, the sounds of Earth, and encoded photographs, that was launched aboard the Voyager spacecraft. He serves as a consultant to NASA on long-term space exploration policy. A polymath scholar, Ferris has taught in five disciplines at four universities including City University of New York and University of Southern California. Professor Ferris lives with his wife and family in San Francisco and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, in the departments of journalism and astronomy, where he is an emeritus professor.

Terence Dickinson is the best-selling author of 13 other astronomy books, including Backyard Astronomer's Guide and The Universe and Beyond. He has received many national and international science awards, including the New York Academy of Science Book of the Year Award.

Discovering the Cosmos
Naturalists of the Night
The Starry Realm
The Universe in Eleven Steps
The Milky Way Galaxy
Hubble Deep Field
Backyard Astronomy
Sky Motions
Sky Measures
Big Dipper Signpost
Star Brightness
Constellations and Star Names
Star and Constellation Pronunciation Guide
Stars for all Seasons
The All-Sky Charts
The Spring Sky
The Summer Sky
Urban Myths of Stargazing
The Light-Pollution Factor
The Autumn Sky
The Winter Sky
The Ecliptic and the Zodiac
Stargazing Equipment
Selecting Binoculars
Frequently Asked Questions About Telescopes
Telescope Types
Computer-Age Scopes
Factors to Consider When Selecting a First Telescope
Probing the Depths
Double Stars
Using Your Night Eyes
Variable Stars
Star Clusters
Distances to Stars and Galaxies
Averted Vision
Globular Clusters
Telescope Experience
Designation of Sky Objects
Atlas of 20 Star Charts
The Planets
Astronomy From the City
The Asteroid Belt
The Outer Planets
Visibility of the Planets 2005-2018
Moon and Sun
Moon Maps
Observing the Sun
The Moon Illusion
Solar and Lunar Eclipses
Observing Eclipses
The Eclipse Cult
Eclipse Tables
Comets, Meteors and Auroras
Famous and Infamous Comets
Photographing the Night Sky
Astro-Imaging Revolution
Night-Sky Imaging Techniques
The Barn-Door Tracker
CCD Cameras
Southern Hemisphere Night Sky
Southern Sky Charts
Caribbean Night Sky
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