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  1. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky
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    A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky
    Michael Driscoll
    Workman Publishing / Hardcover
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Watercolor illustrations of the constellations, families star gazing, comets, and planets perfectly suit this beautiful guide to the Night Sky. Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky.

Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including "The Story of the Orchestra and "A Child's introduction to Poetry. Hardcover, 96 pages.

  1. Once upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations
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    Once upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations
    Jacqueline Mitton
    National Geographic Children's Books / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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Take an illuminating ride across the night sky and meet 10 constellations named after mythological figures. A riot of color, shiny foil stars, and vivid word stories introduce Orion, Hercules, Lyra, and others. End page maps of the northern and southern skies point out the stars' arrangements. Ages 6 and up. 32 pages, 10.75" x 8.25" softcover from National Geographic.

  1. Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations
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    Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations
    Jacqueline Mitton
    Random House / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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  1. The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky
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    The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky
    Jason Lisle
    Master Books / 2012 / Hardcover
    $27.99 Retail: $34.99 Save 20% ($7.00)
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    Stock No: WW516416
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Staring up at the stars is an experience shared across time and space.

Designed for people without astronomy experience, The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky will help you discover the science of the stars, planets, moon, and sun. A mix of informative textbook chapters, star-charts to help you find your way around the sky, instructions on how to use a telescope, and helpful advice on learning to see in the dark, this guide will serve as a helpful introduction to the topic and activity of astronomy. 240 pages, hardcover, glossy pages with many full-color photographs.

ICR Item Number: BSGTTNS

  1. Monthly Sky Guide, 10th Edition
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    Monthly Sky Guide, 10th Edition
    Ian Ridpath
    Dover Publications / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $17.96 Retail: $19.95 Save 10% ($1.99)
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A user-friendly companion for stargazers of all ages, this classic beginner's guide describes all the main sights of the night sky. The newly updated book contains a chapter for each month, describing prominent stars, constellations, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Readers will discover when to watch meteor showers, when eclipses will occur, and how to follow the movements of the four brightest planets (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn).

Most of the sights are visible to the naked eye, and all can be seen with binoculars or a small telescope. Sections on observing the moon and the planets include 50 easy-to-use maps that introduce the skies of the Northern Hemisphere and a comprehensive guide to observing the Moon.

80 pages, softcover.

  1. Starfinder (Third Edition)
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    Starfinder (Third Edition)
    Carole Stott, Giles Sparrow
    DK / 2013 / Hardcover
    $22.50 Retail: $25.00 Save 10% ($2.50)
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Combining a concise practical guide to astronomy with a convenient planisphere, Starfinder explains how to navigate around the night sky, shows you what you can expect to see, and provides the tools you need to see the constellations for yourself. It also includes a section on observing the Moon, planets, and other bodies of the Solar System, as well as a monthly guide to the skies in both the northern and southern hemispheres. 128 indexed pages, hardcover. 12" x 12".

Please Note: This book espouses an old-earth timetable and references "billions of years."

  1. The Stars: A New Way to See Them
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    The Stars: A New Way to See Them
    H.A. Rey
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2016 / Hardcover
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  1. Find the Constellations
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    Find the Constellations
    H.A. Rey
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2016 / Hardcover
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  1. Find the Constellations
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    Find the Constellations
    H.A. Rey
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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    The Stars: A New Way to See Them
    H.A. Rey
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas Jumbo Edition
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    Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas Jumbo Edition
    Roger Sinnott
    Sky & Telescope / 2016 / Other
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  1. The Stars
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    The Stars
    Editors
    DK / 2016 / Hardcover
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  1. Constellations Activity Book
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    Constellations Activity Book
    Ryan Jacobson
    Adventure Publications / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Seeing the Sky: 100 Projects, Activities & Explorations in Astronomy
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    Seeing the Sky: 100 Projects, Activities & Explorations in Astronomy
    Fred Schaaf
    Dover Publications / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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You see the stars every night; learn about them!

Seeing the Sky presents 100 easy, inexpensive projects for astronomers that require only the naked eye and ordinary household materials. Designed for students in Junior High and above, activities focus on a particular celestial phenomenon (purple light, the Milky Way, light pollution areas, the circumzenithal and circumhorizontal arcs, etc.), and include a short introduction to the topic followed by questions that require hands-on investigation. 209 pages, indexed, softcover.

  1. Moonfinder
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    Moonfinder
    Jay Ryan
    Fourth Day Press / 2011 / Hardcover
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Your youngsters can become expert "moonfinders!"

Moonfinder is the story of a little boy who learns about the phases of the moon through his father's easy-to-understand explanations. Each night, over the course of a month, he looks up to notice the changes in the moon's phases and position in the sky.

Beautifully illustrated, each page features a full-color painting that depicts the actual location and appearance of each lunar phase, along with celestial views that show the corresponding position of the moon in orbit around the earth. These help students understand how the astronomy behind the moon's changing phases corresponds to the changing positions of the moon in the sky. The story also includes a note at the end with detailed information for continuing your study of the moon and its phases.

With Moonfinder, cultivate an interest in science and nature as the entire family learns how to follow the monthly cycle of the moon! 32 full-color pages, hardcover.

  1. The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars
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    The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars
    Fred Schaaf
    Wiley / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Glow-In-The-Dark Constellations: A Field Guide for Young Stargazers
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    Glow-In-The-Dark Constellations: A Field Guide for Young Stargazers
    C.E. Thompson, Randy Chewning
    Grosset & Dunlap / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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Children will be entranced with this book as they hunt for constellations in the light and in the dark! Illustrations of major constellations in season help give kids an orientation to the sky; primary star patterns appear in the light as they would in the sky...but turn off the light and over 30 glow in the dark constellations appear! The mythological history of the stars, where to find them, what is the best time to find them and more is all revealed in this fun and fascinating guide to the night sky. 28 pages, softcover.

  1. Constellations World
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    Constellations World
    Janice VanCleave
    Wiley / 1997 / Trade Paperback
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In Constellations for Every Kid you'll learn about legends, famous constellations, seasonal patterns, locating constellations and much more! You'll create a sky globe with a transparent bowl, use a star map to find constellations, determine why the position of the sun looks like it changes and more.

Each of the activities is broken down into background information, a "think it through" section, exercises and answers, materials list, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pre-tested. 247 pages, softcover.

  1. National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Constellations
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    National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Constellations
    Gary Mechler
    Random House / 1995 / Trade Paperback
    $12.56 Retail: $13.95 Save 10% ($1.39)
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Human beings have always looked to the skies: as clock and calendar, to divine the future, for spiritual guidance. Even today, astronomers study the night sky for the key to the mysteries of the universe, as they literally look back in time to when it all began. By learning your way around the sky, you can identify constellations that our ancestors knew and even search out distant galaxies and clusters of stars that may support worlds like our own.

This guide covers the Northern Hemisphere skies season by season, with close-up looks at 54 constellations visible from northern latitudes, both the familiar and the less well known.

This easy-to-use pocket guide is divided into four parts: introductory essays and drawings, illustrated tours of the sky, illustrated descriptions of the constellations, and appendices.

  1. 365 Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
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    365 Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
    Chet Raymo
    Aladdin / 1992 / Trade Paperback
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Ever look for a constellation, only to find it's not visible at that time of year? This chronological look up at the sky focuses on one aspect of the sky--constellations, galaxies, stars, and more-- per night, providing a good amount of mythological and scientific background, as well as detailed instructions on where to find them. Maps with reference points are included for each night's activity. Make it a nightly family activity as you all learn about the night sky and the history behind it! 225 pages, softcover.

  1. Star Maps for Beginners
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    Star Maps for Beginners
    I.M. Levitt, Roy Marshall
    Simon & Schuster / 1992 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW791877

Designed with the beginner in mind and useful to anyone interested in astronomy, Star Maps For Beginners is the classic guide to viewing and understanding the heavens. It's superb maps are cross-shaped rather than round, making it much easier for beginning stargazers to match the correct part of the chart with the portion of sky they are observing. They provide the reader with a unique perspective on the sky and have been widely acknowledged as the easiest system yet for locating any constellation at any time of the year. (Our international customers south of the equator should take note that this book is designed for use only in the Northern Hemisphere. The constellations in the Southern Hemisphere are quite different, and are not included in this book.) Now revised for the 1990s, with updated planet charts and a new section on spotting meteor showers, Star Maps For Beginners includes: 12 complete maps - one for each month - showing the positions of the constellations viewed from every direction a synoptic table that shows how to choose the propper map for use at anytime the most up-to-date overview of the solar system available today the latest facts about each of the planets - orbit, size, atmosphere, internal structure, climate, and terrain. a full chapter on the history and development of the constellations and the ancient legends and mythological lore surrounding them a special section on meteors - how they originate and when and where to spot them. Initially published in 1942, and now celebrating nearly 60 years in print, Star Maps for Beginners has sold more than 450,000 copies.

  1. Discover the Stars: Starwatching Using the Naked Eye, Binoculars, or a Telescope
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    Discover the Stars: Starwatching Using the Naked Eye, Binoculars, or a Telescope
    Richard Berry
    Random House / 1987 / Trade Paperback
    $15.30 Retail: $17.00 Save 10% ($1.70)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW65293

For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars.

Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple telescope. The tour is conducted by the editor of Astronomy magazine, Richard Berry, whose two-color, computer-plotted sky maps and clear instructions make stargazing fun and productive from your first night out.

The heart of Discover the Stars is two sections of big, beautiful sky maps and charts. The first section features twelve maps that show the entire sky overhead as it appears during each month of the year. These outline all the constellations visible anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, and the accompanying text reveals the rich ancient mythology that surrounds the star groups.

The second section is made up of twenty-three star charts that depict smaller regions of the sky in great detail. These charts give the names of key stars and lead you to fascinating features such as stars with unusual colors, double stars, variable stars, nebulae, and galaxies.

Separate chapters cover basics, such as how the stars move through the sky, how to find your way around the moon and the planets, making an astronomer's flashlight, and choosing and using a telescope -- all in terms that are easy to grasp and remember.

Discover the Stars is the perfect introduction to the heavens, simple enough to be useful if you're just starting out but packed with enough information to keep you learning and enjoying the stars for years to come.

  1. Peterson Field Guide to Stars & Planets 4th Edition
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    Peterson Field Guide to Stars & Planets 4th Edition
    Jay M. Pasachoff
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $22.49 Retail: $24.99 Save 10% ($2.50)
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Serious stargazers, take note! Completely updated and packed with information, this "stellar" resource provides all the information you need to fully understand and enjoy the night sky. Study monthly sky maps through 2010; view stunning photographs of the Leonid meteor shower and comet Hale-Bopp; learn about constellations, nebulae, galaxies, asteroids, meteor showers, and more! Ages 10 to adult. 578 pages, softcover from Houghton Mifflin.

  1. National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky
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    National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky
    Mark R. Chartrand, Wil Tirion
    Random House / 1991 / Hardcover
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The perfect companion volume for Hale-Bopp watchers, this guide explores the fabulous mysteries above, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies (including the Milky Way), nebulae, astronomical bodies, objects, phenomena, and -- yes -- comets. Night Sky provides a concise guided tour of the heavens with 48 monthly sky charts of the northern sky and 88 constellation charts, each offering a detailed map of individual constellations. Essays on the universe, the solar system, and constellations introduce the reader to the wonders of the sky.

  1. Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations [With Card Flashlight]
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    Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations [With Card Flashlight]
    Jonathan Poppele
    Adventure Publications / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $15.26 Retail: $16.95 Save 10% ($1.69)
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    Stock No: WW932291
  1. Night Sky Card Game
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    Night Sky Card Game
    Jonathan Poppele
    Adventure Publications / 2009 / Other, N/A
    $5.36 Retail: $5.95 Save 10% ($0.59)
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    Stock No: WW932420
  1. Nature Guides Stars and Planets
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    Nature Guides Stars and Planets
    DK / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $13.46 Retail: $14.95 Save 10% ($1.49)
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    Stock No: WW690403
  1. Nancy B's Science Club: Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal
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    Nancy B's Science Club: Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal
    Educational Insights / 2013 / Other
    $38.57 Retail: $65.99 Save 42% ($27.42)
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Gaze up at the night sky in wonder . . . and in brilliant detail!

The Nancy B. Science Club MoonScope gives burgeoning astronomers a clear view of the night sky through 90x magnification, a 4mm all-glass eyepiece, 20mm all-glass eyepiece, and moonfilter. The scope also includes a finder with glow-in-the-dark-edge and focusing knob for easy sightings. Plus, the included tripod even includes a built-in red LED light to read the journal and moon map in the dark!

The included 22-page full-color MoonScope & Sky Gazer's Activity Journal includes tips for stargazing, practice for sighting and using eyepieces, a moon-map and moon-phase activities, and more.

Ages 8 & up. 2 AAA batteries required (not included).

  1. Signs & Seasons Field Journal and Test Manual
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    Signs & Seasons Field Journal and Test Manual
    Jay Ryan
    Fourth Day Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $13.69 Retail: $16.00 Save 14% ($2.31)
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This field journal and test manual accompanies Signs & Seasons. Expand your astronomy course into a lab with measurable results! This guide is designed to take you out under the night-time sky with observation, sketching and hands-on activities. Any necessary materials are listed, as well as quotes from the ancients, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, pertinent notes, forms, room for sketches, definitions, maps, and more. Tests include definitions, labeling diagrams, connecting stars into constellations, globe-work, questions based on field activities, and other questions that will require students to think about their answers! 179 pages, softcover. Answers included.

  1. The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky - PDF Download [Download]DOWNLOAD
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    The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky - PDF Download [Download]
    Jason Lisle
    Master Books / 2012 / PDF Download
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Staring up at the stars is an experience shared across time and space.

Designed for people without astronomy experience, The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky will help you discover the science of the stars, planets, moon, and sun. A mix of informative textbook chapters, star-charts to help you find your way around the sky, instructions on how to use a telescope, and helpful advice on learning to see in the dark, this guide will serve as a helpful introduction to the topic and activity of astronomy. 240 pages, hardcover, glossy pages with many full-color photographs.