Astronomy for All Ages, Second Edition
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Astronomy for All Ages, Second Edition   -     By: Philip Harrington, Edward Pascuzzi

Astronomy for All Ages, Second Edition

Globe Pequot / 2000 / Paperback

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Complemented by charts, diagrams, and photographs, this discovery workbook is filled with fascinating and engaging activities---from simple to complex---designed to acquaint stargazers of all ages with the universe above their heads. Learn to read the sky with the naked eye, create a pocket solar system, collect micro-meteorites, build a telescope, learn what causes auroras and nebulae, and more. 214 pages, softcover from Globe Pequot.

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Title: Astronomy for All Ages, Second Edition
By: Philip Harrington, Edward Pascuzzi
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 214
Vendor: Globe Pequot
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces
ISBN: 0762708093
ISBN-13: 9780762708093
UPC: 9780762708093
Stock No: WW708093

Publisher's Description

Kids and adults can explore outer space from their own backyards with this handy book of unusual and engaging activities. By simply looking up at the sky- with the unaided eye- parents, camp counselors, and other group leaders can help children identify, understand, and appreciate the inhabitants of the Milky Way and galaxies beyond. With this book, amateur star-gazers will become acquainted with the constellations, planets, and phases of the moon; how compasses, sundials, and telescopes work; and what causes shooting stars and other galactic phenomena. Down-to-earth explanations of astronomical events and concepts helps readers navigate their way through the stars.

Author Bio

Philip Harrington is the author of Touring the Universe through Binoculars andStarware, published by John Wiley & Sons, and regularly contributes to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines. He teaches courses in astronomy at the Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium and at Hofstra University and is a frequent lecturer at astronomy clubs and conventions worldwide. Edward Pascuzzi, a high school physics and earth science teacher, holds a bachelor's degree in theoretical astrophysics and a master's degree in physics education. For the past decade he had lectured and taught astronomy at the Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium.

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