The Night Sky Companion: A Yearly Guide To Sky-watching 2008-2009

Paperback | December 13, 2007

byTammy Plotner

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The Night Sky Companion is a comprehensive guide to what can be explored in the heavens on a nightly basis. Designed to appeal to readers at all skill levels and involvement, it provides a digest for sky watchers interested in all-in-one-place information that includes history, current events, and of course interesting objects to be observed on any given day. It provides unaided eye observers an opportunity to view many objects or events as well as learn about their history, science and how just "looking up" can be rewarding. It is richly illustrated with finder maps and photographs.

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The Night Sky Companion is a comprehensive guide to what can be explored in the heavens on a nightly basis. Designed to appeal to readers at all skill levels and involvement, it provides a digest for sky watchers interested in all-in-one-place information that includes history, current events, and of course interesting objects to be ob...

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The The Night Sky Companion 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, yo...

Tammy Plotner lives in Ohio. She is a successful freelance writer, non-professional astronomy educator, advanced amateur astronomer, and lecturer. She is currently President and director of Outreach Education and Programs at Warren Rupp Observatory, and webmaster, team member and Astronomy Outreach coordinator for the Astronomical Leag...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.39 inPublished:December 13, 2007Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387716084

ISBN - 13:9780387716084

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Table of Contents

-Foreword. -Introduction. -The Moon. -Diary. -Resources. -Acknowledgments.

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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)