365 Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
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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.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Aladdin
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 10.97 X 8.57 X 0.65 (inches)
ISBN: 0671766066
ISBN-13: 9780671766061

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THE AMATEUR STARGAZER'S ULTIMATE HOME COMPANION
365 Starry Nights is a unique and fascinating introduction to astronomy designed to give you a complete, clear picture of the sky every night of the year. Divided into 365 concise, illustrated essays, it focuses on the aesthetic as well as the scientific aspects of stargazing. It offers the most up-to-date information available, with hundreds of charts, drawings, and maps-that take you beyond the visible canopy of stars and constellations into the unseen realm of nebulae and galaxies.
This simple yet substantial text is full of critical information and helpful hints on how to observe the stars; describe their position; calculate their age, brightness, and distance; and much more. Whether you observe the sky with a telescope or the naked eye, 365 Starry Nights makes the infinite intimate and brings the heavens within your grasp. Keep this invaluable, informative guide close at hand, and you'll find that the sky is the limit 365 nights a year.

Author Bio

Chet Raymo is the author of The Soul of the Night and Honey from the Rock. He is a professor of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.

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