Simple Stargazing

Simple Stargazing

A First-time Skywatcher's Guide

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A beginner's guide to stargazing offers a look at what can be discovered in the night sky with the naked eye.


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:

  • Photographs, charts, and illustrations to help you explore the night sky
  • Sources for further reading and research
  • Glossary of terms

& Taylor

A beginner's guide to stargazing offers an informative look at what one can discover in the night sky with the naked eye, combining full-color illustrations and tips on what readers can see without expensive equipment. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Collins, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780060849948
Branch Call Number: 520 VAM
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.), col. port. ; 26 cm


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