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About Tom Kerss
Tom Kerss F.R.A.S. is an astronomer and the author of numerous best selling books about the night sky for both adults and children. Having worked at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich for more than six years, he now shares his passion for the stars with people all over the world, delivering courses, podcasts and media interviews. Tom loves nothing more than to seek out the darkest and most beautiful skies on Earth, but he does most of his stargazing from his home in London. Find out more about Tom’s projects at tomkerss.co.uk
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Marking the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ this beautiful book from Royal Museums Greenwich explores people’s fascination with our only natural satellite. Immerse yourself in contemporary essays and fascinating images wrapped in a sleek design.
Edited by the museum’s curators, Melanie Vandenbrouck, Megan Barford, Louise Devoy and Richard Dunn, this book illuminates how art and science meet in our profound connection with the Moon. It features authors from a variety of disciplines, including cultural historians, curators, a scientist, a poet and a space law expert among others.
Divided into four sections, the first, A Constant Companion, explores why we started to observe the Moon. Through the Lens reveals advancements in technology for observing details not visible with a naked eye. 50 years after man set foot on the moon, Destination Moon explores how the moon was represented before humankind’s first landing. The final section For All Mankind? reflects on how our relationship with our closest cosmic companion continues to evolve.
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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.
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An in-depth guide for aspiring astronomers and Moon observers. Includes detailed Moon maps and covers the history of lunar observation and exploration, the properties of the Moon, its origin and orbit.
Optimised for colour tablets, the images in this ebook are not best-suited for viewing on black and white devices.
This is the ideal book for Moon observers covering essential equipment, and the key events to look out for.
Detailed advice is given on how to choose a telescope and how to capture the Moon in sketches.
Discover all you need to know about eclipses, blue moons, supermoons, conjunctions and occultations.
A comprehensive section covers astrophotography using lenses, telescopes, Smartphones, including video and how to process your images.
Comes with a photographic atlas of lunar features with plates and annotated maps.
A glossary of key terms, index of lunar features and software references are also provided.
Soar through the night sky with this beautifully illustrated atlas of the stars.
Explore constellations and find out about the bright stars that form them, in this beautifully illustrated book for children.
Astronomer Tom Kerss introduces the constellations that can be seen in different parts of the world and the legendary stories behind each one.
· Meet the fearsome lion Leo, one of the most ancient constellations in the skies
· Dive with Hydra, the mythical sea monster that was defeated by Hercules
· Come face-to-face with Orion, the mighty hunter from Greek mythology
From amazing animals and brilliant birds to monsters and monster-slayers – children will love learning about these incredible star patterns and the science, history and myths surrounding them.
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The sights in our Solar System are dynamic reminders of our planet's position as part of a larger neighbourhood. Study the ever-changing face of the Moon, watch the steady march of the planets against the stars, witness the thrill of a meteor shower, or the memory of a once-in-a-generation comet.
In a few short generations, scientists have taken us from wondering about the nature of the Solar System to exploring every corner of it with advanced robotic probes, and inexpensive but powerful telescopes have become ubiquitous, allowing all of us to follow in the footsteps of Galileo as explorers.
In this guide, you will learn how the Solar System came to be understood – from ancient theories of its mechanics to the modern age of remote sensing, We'll then look at the significant targets for amateur astronomers – the Moon, Sun and planets – to see how they can be explored by eye and with telescopes. We'll discuss some of the more obscure but fascinating worlds, including asteroids and dwarf planets, and dazzling special events, such as meteor showers, conjunctions, occultations and eclipses.
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Discover the incomparable beauty of the Northern Lights with this accessible guide for aspiring astronomers and seasoned night sky observers. Covers the essential equipment needed for observation and photography and full of stunning photographs.
Tom Kerss covers the cultural and scientific context for auroras, and offers a comprehensive guide to forecasting and photography, so that readers can fuse their own technical mastery with the infinite creativity of nature.
- Read about the formation, properties and types of auroras
- Discover the mythology and history of The Northern Lights
- Find out about Aurora science from Antiquity to the modern day
- Learn how to take stunning photographs of the Northern Lights
- Includes a comprehensive travel and forecasting guide and a glossary of key terms.
The Northern Lights will give you a complete understanding of one of the true wonders of the natural world and leave you prepared for the adventure of a lifetime.
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Get outside, look up and explore the night sky!
The how-to book for kids who love space. It’s easy to understand and tells them exactly what they need to know step-by-step.
- Easy-peasy tips on how, when and where to spot stars and planets
- Space to scribble and make the book their own
- Packed with fun activities guaranteed to ignite curiosity and wonder!
Kids can try lots of brilliant stuff with the fun You Can series from Collins – including how to write stories, draw, grow food, take photos, stargaze, cook, craft and more – there’s something for everyone!