Binocular Stargazing


Author: Mike D. Reynolds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742520

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9226

A guide to viewing stars, the moon, planets, meteors, comets, and aurora through binoculars. Features a foreword by renowned astronomer and writer David Levy. Includes a complete guide to current binocular brands and models and explains what to look for in each season.

Foundations of Astronomy


Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111789665

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 4999

FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY brings science to life. With this newly revised Eleventh Edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, best-selling authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman strive to help students use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, this text emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The Eleventh Edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including information to emphasize observations over the entire electromagnetic spectrum; new data on star formation and stellar structure; new insight on global warming and ozone depletion; updated information on the Kuiper belt and dwarf planets; and more. Whether you choose to assign homework in an online environment, give your students access to an affordable and interactive online text, or do both, the new FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY Online Version is the ideal solution for your course needs, giving your students Web-based access to a digital version of the text. In addition, the new online Enhanced WebAssign homework management system enables you to easily assign and manage homework online. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Get Started: Astronomy


Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465425306

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 1716

Get Started: Astronomy shows beginners how to identify stars, planets, and other celestial bodies in the night sky. Perfect for beginners who want to learn more about Astronomy, DK's Get Started: Astronomy takes a "do and learn" approach by starting simple and building new skills, using photographed techniques to help people learn step-by-step.



Author: Martin Rees

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465411143

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 6626

Take a dazzling and expansive look at the universe with this easy-to-follow guide! Universe provides a tour of the cosmos, covering our solar system, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. With information on the nature of the universe, the study of cosmology, Earth's motion, modern telescopes, and astrophotography, this groundbreaking encyclopedia is a must-have for both students and astronomy enthusiasts. Includes a comprehensive star atlas with entries on each of the 88 constellations and notable celestial objects that lie within them, and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year.

The Night Sky

50-60 N Latitude


Author: Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891938085


Page: N.A

View: 1665

The Night Sky Planisphere for 50-60 North Latitude Star Chart

Planisphere and Starfinder


Author: Carole Stott

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241445752

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 7692

Planisphere and Starfinder is a practical guide to finding your way around the night sky. It demystifies astronomy and introduces basic stargazing techniques, enabling you to find and recognize objects with ease. A section on the Solar System shows you how to observe the Moon, planets, and other bodies such as comets and asteroids. It also gives advice on looking at eclipses and meteor showers. The central section of the book is a detailed guide to the constellations. Each entry in the guide is illustrated with a clear star chart, supported by graphics that show where in the world the constellation can be seen and explain the symbolic meaning of its star pattern. The key features for observation are presented in an accessible list supported by advice on how best to observe them. The final section is a month-by-month guide to the night sky. A double-page spread for each month highlights the features on view, while a large-scale chart shows you where to find the planets and a table of special events lists the dates of Moon phases, eclipses, and the best times to see the planets.

Blue Planet - Space


Author: Gina Hamilton

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 078770640X

Category: Science

Page: 64

View: 7851

Millikens new Blue Planet series covers Earth Science for grades 9 to 12 in five concise yet thorough volumes: Earth, Water, Atmosphere, Space, and Energy. Each book includes 12 fullcolor transparencies to enhance classroom demonstrations, plus 60 reproducible pages. Space focuses on astronomy. The Earth was created by cosmic forces, and is impacted by the Sun, the Moon, and its neighbors in space on a daily basis. The book covers the composition of the Sun and solar effects, The Moon and its effects on Earth, solar system astronomy, stellar types, temperatures, and life cycles, galaxies and deep sky objects, theories of the origin of the universe, relativity, and fundamental force theory.



Author: Carole Stott,Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756670658

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 9541

Find everything you need to observe, understand and enjoy the night sky in this complete guide for star watchers. Pick up the handy visual guide and find out what you'll need to get started and when to look for stars, plus explore a complete introduction to the Solar System. Use the planisphere to navigate the entire sky any time of night, throughout the year. Whether you're a complete beginner or an accomplished astronomer, this is your up-to-date guide to exploring the cosmos.

Seeing in the Dark

How Backyard Stargazers are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril


Author: Timothy Ferris

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 379

View: 5158

The author explores how backyard stargazers are changing our knowledge of the universe, recounts his own experiences, and shares information on some of the more interesting things that can be seen in space.