The Brightest Stars

Autor: Fred Schaaf
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 047024917X
File Size: 22,12 MB
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"Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky-what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like-has encouraged tens of thousands of people to turn their eyes skyward." —David H. Levy, Science Editor, Parade magazine, discoverer of twenty-one comets, and author of Starry Night and Cosmic Discoveries "Fred Schaaf is a poet of the stars. He brings the sky into people's lives in a way that is compelling and his descriptions have all the impact of witnessing the stars on a crystal-clear dark night." —William Sheehan, coauthor of Mars: The Lure of the Red Planet and The Transits of Venus In this book, you’ll meet the twenty-one brightest stars visible from Earth. You’ll learn how to find these stars and discover the best ways to see them. Each star is profiled in a separate chapter, with detailed guidance on what to look for while observing it. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced amateur astronomers, the book shares fascinating information about the lore and legends connected with each star through history, as well as what the science of astronomy has to teach us about the star’s physical nature.

The Milky Way And Beyond

Autor: Erik Gregersen
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1615300244
File Size: 41,49 MB
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Provides information on the properties and behavior of the spiral galaxy known as the Milky Way; discusses the origin and evolution of stars, nebulae, and other galaxies; and offers an historical survey of the study of galaxies.

Exploring The Universe A Laboratory Guide For Astronomy

Autor: Mike D. Reynolds
Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617314102
File Size: 76,87 MB
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Astronomy is a fun and challenging science for students. This manual is intended for one- and two-semester astronomy courses and uses hands-on, engaging activities to get students looking at the sky and developing a lifelong interest in astronomy.

Horizons Exploring The Universe

Autor: Michael A. Seeds
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305960963
File Size: 25,33 MB
Format: PDF
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The 14th Edition of HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE is fully updated with the latest astronomy discoveries and online resources to meet the needs of today's students. The unique and compelling stars-first organization allows students to see that the planets of our solar system are a natural byproduct of star formation. Focusing on two central questions -- What are we? and How Do We Know? -- Seeds and Backman help students understand their place in the universe and how scientists work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Star Hopping

Autor: Robert A. Garfinkle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521598897
File Size: 61,28 MB
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Star-hopping--using easily seen bright stars to locate fainter celestial objects in the night sky--is a basic and essential technique for all star gazers, novice and veteran alike. Robert Garfinkle shows you how to locate the many stellar objects usually overlooked by the untrained eye. Two or more detailed star hops for each month of the year, which can be read in any order, take you on a trip through the night sky, opening new doors of discovery and reinforcing star-hopping methods and techniques. With Garfinkle's able guidance, learn to take the Messier Marathon--a night-long hop across the skies. Additional basic astronomy skills are carefully outlined, including reading star charts, finding celestial directions, understanding telescope types, and using light pollution filters. A lively history of the universe and the ancient myths and legends of the sky round out the text. This is an essential guide for sky gazers who want to get the most out of their evening sky explorations.

Astronomy For All Ages

Autor: Philip S. Harrington
ISBN: 9781564403889
File Size: 23,11 MB
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With an emphasis on group and family interaction, this collection of 51 fascinating and engaging activities opens up the gateway to outer space for stargazers young and old. The projects are designed to produce an understanding and lifelong appreciation of the universe around us. By simply looking up at the sky - with the unaided eye, binoculars or telescope - parents, camp counselors and classroom teachers will, with the aid of this book, find innovative activities that help children identify, understand and appreciate the objects in the Milky Way and galaxies beyond. With this book, you will become acquainted with the constellations, planets and phases of the moon, plus you can learn how to spot human-made satellites. You will learn how sundials and telescopes work and be able to start experimenting with astrophotography. You'll also find out what causes shooting stars, auroras, nebulae, metoeor showers, comets and other galactic phenomena. Charts of lunar-eclipse and meteor-shower dates will help you plan your viewing schedules. Clear, helpful diagrams, star charts, and outstanding photographs help adults guide children through the world of astronomy and make this book a delight to use.