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Exploring the Starry Sky

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By: Robert Burnham and Wil Tirion

24 pages, 16 col figs

Cambridge University Press

Spiralbound | Mar 2004 | #142176 | ISBN: 0521802512
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This book is the perfect guide for anyone interested in stargazing for the first time. It contains simple directions for finding all of the majors stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. For each season, 2 star charts show all the major sights that can be seen from suburban or rural locations. Additional sections show where the planets are from now until 2006, and when to look for meteor showers, plus dates and places of upcoming eclipses of the sun and moon.

'This book is eminently suitable for the young, first-time observer ! the spiral binding and very heavy high-quality paper do allow the pages to be doubled backwards for ease of use outdoors, without destroying the book!' Gnomon '! should encourage new observers to go outside and start finding their way around the sky.' Contemporary Physics 'Exploring the Starry Sky will guide you effortlessly through 700 or 800 of these stars ! If you are already a stargazing expert, buy a copy for some of the poor lost souls at your local - it could both expand their mind and trim their waistlines, and in time they will surely thank you profusely on both fronts.' Astronomy and Space


Introduction; 1. Late winter; 2. Early spring; 3. Late spring; 4. Early summer; 5. Late summer; 6. Early autumn; 7. Late autumn; 8. Early winter.

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Robert Burnham is a freelance astronomy writer based in Wisconsin, USA Wil Tirion is the world's foremost designer of astronomical maps, based in The Netherlands.

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