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A Skywatcher's Year

By: Jeff Kanipe
205 pages, 21 line diagrams, 18 b/w photos
A Skywatcher's Year
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About this book

52 articles on prominent stars and constellations, bright star clusters and galaxies, bright meteor showers and other heavenly sights.

Contents

Acknowledgements; Foreword; Author's note; Introduction; Part I. The Sky by Seasons: Winter; Spring; Summer; Autumn; Part II. The Sun and the Moon: The Skywatcher's Sun; The Skywatcher's Moon; Greatest shadow show in the Solar System; Aurorae: the Northern and Southern Lights; Appendices; Further reading.

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By: Jeff Kanipe
205 pages, 21 line diagrams, 18 b/w photos
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...seasoned astronomy popularizer Jeff Kanipe takes you on a week-by-week tour of the night sky. He describes naked-eye and binocular sights in the sky as the constellations change during the year, noting phenomena such as meteor showers and the zodiacal light. Sky & Telescope "...a concise and readable stargazer's guide for every night of the year." The Dallas Morning News "For the benefit of stargazers in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, A Skywatcher's Year highlights celestial events for each week. Readers learn how to determine the location of constellations, stars, nebulae, and meteors." Science News "Readers with little experience in studying the skies will find this book a useful introduction." Choice
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