By Fred Schaaf
Schaaf leads off with an introductory part that gives basic wisdom approximately astronomy, in order that even the entire amateur can plunge into the e-book at any month and persist with the dialogue. The part starts off with naked-eye astronomy, describing how the starry heavens are mapped and arranged. It then delves into telescopic astronomy, explaining the elemental constitution of the universe (including a few of the forms of stars, big name clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) and supplying recommendation approximately deciding on and utilizing telescopes and binoculars.
The remainder of the booklet makes use of a month-by-month association, highlighting the constellations, stars, "deep-sky objects," meteor showers, and different detailed phenomena seen every month, with many desirable insights into the technological know-how, heritage, and lore of every month’s attractions. Schaaf’s decades of per 30 days columns in Sky & Telescope and related writing he has performed for lots of courses (the previous Farmer’s Almanac, mom Earth News, and others) make him the world’s prime professional within the per month structure of astronomy attractions.
Complete with attractive maps, drawings, pictures, and a truly invaluable thesaurus, this is often the precise e-book for savoring the adventure of skywatching the complete yr through.
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A Year of the Stars: A Month-By-Month Journey of Skywatching by Fred Schaaf