By Fred Schaaf
Schaaf leads off with an introductory part that offers basic wisdom approximately astronomy, in order that even the whole beginner can plunge into the ebook at any month and keep on with the dialogue. The part starts off with naked-eye astronomy, describing how the starry heavens are mapped and arranged. It then delves into telescopic astronomy, explaining the elemental constitution of the universe (including many of the different types of stars, superstar clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) and providing suggestion approximately making a choice on and utilizing telescopes and binoculars.
The remainder of the e-book makes use of a month-by-month association, highlighting the constellations, stars, "deep-sky objects," meteor showers, and different designated phenomena obvious every month, with many desirable insights into the technological know-how, background, and lore of every month’s attractions. Schaaf’s a long time of per 30 days columns in Sky & Telescope and comparable writing he has performed for plenty of guides (the outdated Farmer’s Almanac, mom Earth News, and others) make him the world’s major professional within the per month layout of astronomy attractions.
Complete with attractive maps, drawings, pictures, and a really helpful word list, this is often the fitting booklet for savoring the event of skywatching the entire yr through.
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A Year of the Stars: A Month-By-Month Journey of Skywatching by Fred Schaaf