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By Fred Schaaf

the appropriate booklet for the novice astronomer or an individual enthusiastic about our position within the universe, A 12 months of the Stars takes the reader on a desirable trip of discovery throughout the seasons of the starry evening sky. Acclaimed well known technology author Fred Schaaf, who has written the per 30 days stars and planets columns for Sky & Telescope journal for over ten years, has created this eloquent advisor that either rookies and veteran skywatchers will locate rewarding.

Schaaf leads off with an introductory part that offers primary wisdom approximately astronomy, in order that even the total 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 a number of the varieties of stars, megastar clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) and supplying suggestion approximately settling on and utilizing telescopes and binoculars.

The remainder of the publication makes use of a month-by-month association, highlighting the constellations, stars, "deep-sky objects," meteor showers, and different exact phenomena obvious every month, with many desirable insights into the technology, background, and lore of every month’s points of interest. Schaaf’s decades of per 30 days columns in Sky & Telescope and comparable writing he has performed for lots of courses (the previous Farmer’s Almanac, mom Earth News, and others) make him the world’s prime specialist within the per 30 days layout of astronomy points of interest.

Complete with attractive maps, drawings, images, and a really precious thesaurus, this is often the correct ebook for savoring the adventure of skywatching the complete yr through.

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