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By Fred Schaaf

the perfect publication for the novice astronomer or a person enthusiastic about our position within the universe, A yr of the Stars takes the reader on a desirable trip of discovery in the course of the seasons of the starry evening sky. Acclaimed well known technological know-how author Fred Schaaf, who has written the per month stars and planets columns for Sky & Telescope journal for over ten years, has created this eloquent consultant that either newbies and veteran skywatchers will locate rewarding.

Schaaf leads off with an introductory part that gives basic wisdom approximately astronomy, in order that even the entire beginner can plunge into the e-book 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 fundamental constitution of the universe (including a number of the types of stars, celebrity clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) and supplying suggestion approximately settling 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 exact phenomena noticeable every month, with many desirable insights into the technology, historical past, and lore of every month’s attractions. Schaaf’s a long time of per thirty days columns in Sky & Telescope and comparable writing he has performed for lots of guides (the previous Farmer’s Almanac, mom Earth News, and others) make him the world’s best specialist within the per month structure of astronomy points of interest.

Complete with attractive maps, drawings, photographs, and a truly valuable thesaurus, this is often the precise booklet for savoring the event of skywatching the total yr through.

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