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Stargazing: What to Look for in the Night Sky

Handbook / Manual

By: Tom Van Holt (Author)

112 pages, b/w photos

Stackpole Books

Paperback | Mar 1999 | #203965 | ISBN: 0811729346
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About this book

Van Holt explains how anyone living between southern Canada and northern Mexico (basically between latitudes 30 and 50 degrees) can learn to identify star formations and constellations without using complicated charts and equipment. Incorporating outdoor survival techniques with science, legends, and the myths surrounding the constellations, he teaches readers how to tell the difference between planets, comets, satellites, and stars and how to use star patterns to determine time and direction. By combining humor with fact, he has created an entertaining illustrated guide to the nighttime skies.

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Tom Van Holt teaches stargazing courses at the University of Kansas

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