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The Night Sky Companion: A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2009

Handbook / Manual

Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

By: Tammy Plotner

416 pages, B/w illus


Paperback | Oct 2008 | #176534 | ISBN-13: 9780387795089
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NHBS Price: £24.50 $30/€28 approx

About this book

The Night Sky Companion is far more than just an observing guide. It is a year's journey into the science and facts of astronomy and space travel, along with some of its history and the men and women who made it. If you're a sky watcher equipped with any kind of astronomical telescope, binoculars, or even just your eyes, you are sure to find this book fascinating and useful.

Taking a day-by-day look at the sky over the course of the whole year, Tammy Plotner has assembled a digest to appeal to all amateur and practical astronomers, as well as "armchair" astronomers. In this book you'll find a wealth of information touching upon every aspect of your observations, including hwo to locate the object you're looking for, whether it's a meteor shower, a comet, a variable star, a crater on the Moon, or the remnants of a supernova. By the time the year is over, you'll be an expert on the skies-and ready to tackle yet another year of exciting projects!


Foreword.- Introduction.- The Moon Lunar Observing.- Diary.- Resources: web sites.- Acknowledgments.

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Tammy Plotner lives in Ohio. She is a successful freelance writer, non-professional astronomy educator, advanced amateur astronomer, and lecturer. She is the President of Outreach Education and Programs at Warren Rupp Observatory, and webmaster, team member and Astronomy Outreach coordinator for the Astronomical League.

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