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&i;The Night Sky Companion&o; 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 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 absolutely fascinating.
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 astronomers and would-be astronomers. Turn these pages and you'll find observing recommendations - including how to locate the object you're looking for - along with a wealth of information touching on every aspect of your observation.
It doesn't matter whether it's a meteor shower, nebula, double star, variable star, lunar crater, or even the Sun: if it's an interesting feature of the 2008 - 2009 observing year, you'll find it here!
From the reviews: "Thanks to the great folks at Springer Press (and Sir Patrick Moore), this incredible 674 page, full-color glossy book filled with astronomy pictures, astronomy history, sky watching tips and daily information ! . takes a look at astronomy every day over the course of the year -- offering an overview of general history, soft science, astronomical trivia, and observing guides and motivation. Designed to appeal to readers at all skills and involvement, it provides a digest for sky watchers interested in all-in-one place information ! ." (www.universetoday.com, January, 2008)
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