The Night Sky Companion: A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2009

Paperback | November 13, 2008

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The Night Sky Companion 2009  takes a look at astronomy every day over the course of the year offering  general history, soft science, trivia, observing guidance and motivation. This book is much more than an observing guide, it's a way of learning your way round the night sky. It is written in an easy-going style ideal for 'dipping in' on the relevant day, or even reading from cover to cover. Buyers of the 2009 edition is not an updated copy of the previous volume, but rather a completely new book. All historical tie-ins, information and objects are completely fresh.Unaided-eye observers are offered an opportunity to view many objects or events, learn about their history, science and how just "looking up" can be rewarding. Binocular and small telescope users will find a wealth of things to view using simple star hop instructions and finder charts. For large-aperture telescope users looking for a challenge, some of the finest deep-sky objects are detailed, with finder maps and photographs.

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The Night Sky Companion 2009  takes a look at astronomy every day over the course of the year offering  general history, soft science, trivia, observing guidance and motivation. This book is much more than an observing guide, it's a way of learning your way round the night sky. It is written in an easy-going style ideal for 'dipping in...

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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 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 t...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.04 inPublished:November 13, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387795081

ISBN - 13:9780387795089

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- Introduction.- The Moon Lunar Observing.- Diary.- Resources: web sites.- Acknowledgments.