The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky

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New Leaf Publishing Group, 2012 - 240 páginas

Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye.  Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God’s Creation. 

Lisle designed Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky for everyone from young students to amateur astronomers. In it you will:

Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and starsDiscover how to choose the best telescope for youFind 150 stunning, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success

“How do phases of the moon work?  When will the next solar eclipse take place?  What is that bright star setting in the west?  How do I find Saturn?  What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars?”  These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book.

Create or expand the hobby of stargazing; an outdoor, educational hobby to enjoy with friends or family. Regardless of your circumstances and the economy, you will always be able to marvel at the beauty of our night sky.

 

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For those Who Love the Night Sky!

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I thought this book had wonderful pictures and information. My son and I had fun looking at the book together. We learned about the analema, Haley’s Comet, eclipses, sun dogs, and moon dogs. I know ... Ler resenha completa

Staring At The Sky

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Apple & Speedy are so interested in the solar system and sky right now. We went to a planetarium at the very beginning of this school year, and they have been "researching" the sky since. This is one ... Ler resenha completa

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Introduction
4
1 Motions in the Sky Basic
6
2 Motions in the Sky Advanced
25
3 Understanding the Eye
43
4 Astronomy with the Unaided Eye
48
5 Celestial Events
70
6 Telescope Basics
88
7 Telescope Observing Sessions
106
8 The Moon and the Sun
122
9 The Planets
134
10 Star Classification and Telescope Viewing
164
11 Deep Sky Objects
176
12 Astrophotography
222
Afterword
235
Index
237
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Dr. Jason Lisle is a Christian astrophysicist who writes and speaks about science and the defense of the Christian faith. He earned his master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Lisle currently works as Director of Research at the Institute for Creation Research.

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