Collins Stargazing: Beginners guide to astronomy [Print Replica] Kindle Edition
A brilliant introductory guide to exploring the night sky, from the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Offering complete advice from the ground up, Stargazing is the perfect manual for beginners to astronomy – introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps.
Discover how to tackle light pollution, how to stargaze with just your eyes, and what equipment is best for beginners.
Astronomy experts Radmila Topalovic and Tom Kerss explain the best ways to plan your stargazing experience and the key things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year.
With seasonal star charts, constellation charts and facts about our Solar System, Stargazing is packed of useful information and guidance for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Bridging the gap between human curiosity and the need for scientific expertise, Stargazing allows a complete novice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky.
The perfect companion to the best-selling Guide to the Night Sky from Collins, Stargazing is a great way to get started in the fascinating world of astronomy.
‘A perfect book for anyone looking to start a new hobby or simply have a better understanding of our Universe.’- Firetrench
‘This accessible and well-presented book would make an ideal gift for any beginner to astronomy – recommended.’ Journal of the British Astronomical Association--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day and year. It is also home to London's only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK's largest refracting telescope. It runs the annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
Astronomy programmes officer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. She holds a PhD in space dust.
A London-based freelance astronomer, astrophotographer, writer and speaker, specialising in the rewarding task of connecting people to their shared universe.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07YBY9DVS
- Publisher : Collins; Illustrated edition (31 October 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 61278 KB
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- Print length : 224 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #60,715 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Have certainly made use of my scope more because of having it,
It's a fantastic and compact reference book and the perfect size to fit into a backpack as a field reference.
The guide is aimed at beginners; the writing style is informative and easy to understand. The pages are packed with useful illustrations, charts and photographs which help the reader in their Stargazing journey.
I found the content well organised; the information and facts are interesting to me as an adult, but also, I would have loved to own this book when I was younger.
There is so much in this book that is useful to someone just getting to grips with astronomy. I love that the book encourages the reader to 'Start with your eyes', because this makes astronomy more accessible. I can see this book being a useful educational tool too.
The reference section on Constellations and Seasonal Objects is brilliant and a great reference for things to see in the night sky at different times of the year. At the back of the book there are pages on further resources, there is a useful glossary and there's an observing log template for documenting your night sky observations.
To summarise, this is the perfect stargazing beginners guide to astronomy. If you need a good introduction to astronomy then this is probably the best value book there is.
I live in Southern Europe and this book is useful there too where we spend a lot of evenings outdoors all year round.
Lovely for the coffee table too as so many people pick it up and have a look.