By Fred Schaaf
Schaaf leads off with an introductory part that gives basic wisdom approximately astronomy, in order that even the total beginner can plunge into the ebook at any month and stick with the dialogue. The part begins 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 number of the sorts of stars, superstar clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) and delivering recommendation approximately deciding upon and utilizing telescopes and binoculars.
The remainder of the ebook makes use of a month-by-month association, highlighting the constellations, stars, "deep-sky objects," meteor showers, and different designated phenomena noticeable every month, with many desirable insights into the technology, heritage, and lore of every month’s points of interest. Schaaf’s a long time of per 30 days columns in Sky & Telescope and related writing he has performed for lots of guides (the previous Farmer’s Almanac, mom Earth News, and others) make him the world’s major professional within the per 30 days structure of astronomy attractions.
Complete with attractive maps, drawings, photographs, and a truly beneficial word list, this can be the fitting booklet for savoring the event of skywatching the complete yr through.
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A Year of the Stars: A Month-By-Month Journey of Skywatching by Fred Schaaf