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Constellations

Constellations Author Giles Sparrow
ISBN-10 1623650887
Release 2013-10-25
Pages 320
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Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer. Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.



Night Sky

Night Sky Author Jonathan Poppele
ISBN-10 9781591936145
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 320
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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.



Glow In The Dark Constellations

Glow In The Dark Constellations Author C. E. Thompson
ISBN-10 0448412527
Release 1999-01-01
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An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups



The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky Author Mark R. Chartrand
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014806456
Release 1991
Pages 714
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A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.



National Audubon Society First Field Guide

National Audubon Society First Field Guide Author Gary Mechler
ISBN-10 0606185836
Release 1999-01-01
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A field guide to the night sky, explaining through text and maps how to locate and identify stars, planets, meteors, comets, and constellations.



Ultimate Explorer Field Guide Night Sky

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide  Night Sky Author Howard Schneider
ISBN-10 9781426325465
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 160
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Provides a guide for beginning stargazers, including sky maps and constellation charts, identification tips, and space facts and jokes.



Constellation Finder

Constellation Finder Author Dorcas Miller
ISBN-10 9780912550268
Release 2005-05-01
Pages 64
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A guide to patterns in the night sky, with star stories from around the world. People around the world, and through the centuries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Pomo of California, have given names to the patterns they see in the night sky. The latest book in the Finders series of pocket guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find them in the sky. With hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and constellation profiles; heavily illustrated by the author. Most useful for stargazing between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North America, this includes the contiguous United States (except the Florida peninsula and southernmost Texas), and southern Canada. Also includes southern Europe, Turkey, northern China, and Japan.



The Night Sky

The Night Sky Author Garrick Pfaffmann
ISBN-10 1936905965
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 100
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Presents information about what can be seen in the nighttime sky, identifying constellations, stars, and the planets, with historical notes and myths associated with different celestial bodies.



The Stargazer s Handbook

The Stargazer s Handbook Author Giles Sparrow
ISBN-10 9781623657147
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 272
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From the craters of the Moon to the far reaches of Orion, The Stargazer's Handbook will enable you to explore space without leaving the comforts of Earth. All you need are a pair of binoculars and a clear night sky to experience the wonders of the universe. This book will take you on a journey through space, beginning with our own moon and neighboring planets before exploring the fascinating sights of deep space-from hypergiant suns and stellar nurseries to blazing nebulae and swirling galaxies. Each star, planet, or constellation is fully illustrated and accompanied by an annotated star map, as well as close-up images that zoom in on areas of interest. Featuring up-to-date information on the latest scientific discoveries, monthly sky maps for both northern and southern hemispheres, history and mythology of all 88 constellations and the rationale behind the names of stars and constellations, The Stargazer's Handbook will fully equip you with the tools to navigate-and understand-the night sky.



Stories in the Stars

Stories in the Stars Author Susanna Hislop
ISBN-10 9780698197909
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 224
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A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and goddesses, animals and mythical creatures—an endless carnival played out in shining constellations. Amidst this jet-black canvas pricked with white dots, a hunter leaps in pursuit with his dogs at his heels, a sea monster threatens a maiden in distress, and a pair of twins lives forever. In Stories in the Stars, writer and stargazer Susanna Hislop and international artist Hannah Waldron present an imaginative journey through the heavens. Leaping between centuries, cultures, and traditions, they explore each of the night sky’s eighty-eight constellations through gorgeous illustrations and vivid descriptions that will linger in readers’ minds long after they’ve closed the book and stepped outside on a starry night.



Star Finder

Star Finder Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465472489
Release 2017-10-10
Pages 128
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A novel approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying the key constellations across the northern hemisphere. Gradually building up constellations one-by-one so budding astronomers will find it easier than ever to navigate the night sky, Starfinder! introduces pathfinder stars with clear, accessible text to guide readers from one constellation to the next, including Draco, Orion, Taurus, Gemini, and more. Fascinating facts about the wonders of the universe are revealed and go beyond the constellations to include the Milky Way, planet spotting, celestial objects, and more. Final spreads in each chapter show the stars with the constellations unmarked, giving readers an ideal opportunity to practice star hopping before heading out to see the night sky for themselves.



Photo guide to the Constellations

Photo guide to the Constellations Author C. R. Kitchin
ISBN-10 9781447106111
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 149
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"l hope that people all around the world never forget what a wonderful thing it is to lie on your back and look up at the stars" Pete Seeger What is the fascination that constellations hold for people? There are probably as many different answers to that question as there are people. For many, though, the constella tions are the stepping-off point into the fabulous, mind-bending discoveries and concepts of modern astronomy. For others it is their long and intriguing history that beckons. For some people the constellations provide the means for navigation and orientation over the surface of the Earth, and of course there are the millions who place some faith in horo scopes. But for most people the patterns in the sky are a beautiful part of their environ ment to be treasured alongside the forests, fields and rivers that make life worth living. However just as we are losing our green environment to pollution, so we are losing our sky. The glow from cities across the world swamps the stars in the night sky. Astronomers have had to retreat to remote mountain tops to escape that light pollution. The rest of us must make do with what is available. From the centre of a city, or any other brightly lit area, probably no stars at all will be visible even on the clearest of nights. From the suburbs, the brighter stars should normally be seen.



Night Sky With the Naked Eye

Night Sky With the Naked Eye Author Bob King
ISBN-10 9781624143113
Release 2016-11-08
Pages 224
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Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.



A Stargazing Program for Beginners

A Stargazing Program for Beginners Author Jamie Carter
ISBN-10 9783319220727
Release 2015-11-20
Pages 419
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Sets out a simple month-by-month program to reveal all of the night sky's biggest and most beautiful secrets in just one year – and with only a few hours of stargazing each month By investing just an hour a week and $50 in binoculars, it’s possible to learn a few simple techniques and quickly gain a real insight into the night sky's ever-changing patterns – and what they tell us about Earth, the seasons and ourselves. Searching more for a learned appreciation of nature and our exact place within the cosmos than academic scientific knowledge, science and travel writer Jamie Carter takes the reader on a 12 month tour of the night sky's incredible annual rhythms that say so much about Earth. During the journey he learns about the celestial mechanics at work in the skies above that are – to the beginner – almost beyond belief. As well as the vital constellations and clusters, and the weird and wonderful nebulas, he searches out “dark sky destinations” across the globe that help increase knowledge and give a new perspective on familiar night sky sights. On the journey he witnesses a solar eclipse and grapples with star-charts, binoculars, smartphone apps, telescopes, spots satellites and attempts basic astro-photography. By year's end, the reader will be able to glance at the night sky from anywhere on the planet and tell what direction he or she is facing, what time it is, where all the planets are and even where the Galactic Center Point is.



Stargazing for Beginners

Stargazing for Beginners Author Lafcadio Adams
ISBN-10 9781300617549
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A step-by-step guide to knowing the night sky. Find northern hemisphere constellations easily by starting small and expanding your knowledge. This guide is meant to be taken outside! Read the instructions, and follow along with the stars. The only equipment necessary: your eyes and a clear night. Each lesson builds on knowledge learned in previous lessons, and students of the stars will become comfortable and confident in their ability to identify northern hemisphere constellations accurately.



Atlas of the Constellations

Atlas of the Constellations Author Giles Sparrow
ISBN-10 0517229196
Release 2007
Pages 112
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This beautiful volume features accurate and clear star charts and diagrams of all 88 recognized constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres, including all twelve constellations of the zodiac. Beginning with a brief introduction to the stars, t



What We See in the Stars

What We See in the Stars Author Kelsey Oseid
ISBN-10 9780399579547
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 160
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A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more. Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.