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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.
This collection of fifty-one fascinating and engaging activities opens up the gateway to outer space for stargazers young and old.
Philip Harrington is the author of Touring the Universe through Binoculars and Starware, 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.