How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope
Author: Bob King
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.
This book provides a solid foundation for naked-eye astronomy. It starts with exploring the total context behind our night sky: from the universe, to its galaxies, to star systems, all the way down to our own star system - the solar system - and its various motions that affect our view of the sky. The rest of the book then focusses on our night sky. The various coordinate systems in use are described, as well as star naming conventions. It shows step-by-step the building up of the Celestial Sphere representing our sky. It covers in detail two common approaches: (1) Coordinates, and (2) Graphical. It takes you through Tours and Walkabouts in the sky. It shows you how to use everyday photography to overcome 'light pollution'. It's chock-full of diagrams supplementing the text, nearly 80 figures in all. A catalog of over 200 stars is provided in various ways to make it easy to interpret the sky. No instruments are required (only your fist-n-thumb), and for the few simple gadgets that one might want to try out, their easy construction (i.e. home-made) is fully explained in detail, with diagrams.
Decoding the Solar System, from Constellations to Black Holes
Author: Nicholas Nigro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Knack Night Sky is an ode to the solar system in its awe-inspiring complexity. This book shows you ways to find stars, constellations, and other celestial objects, photos, comets, and meteor showers from the past and comets and meteor showers to come.
The Guide to Extraordinary Curiosities of Our Universe
Author: Bob King
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Do you enjoy looking at the night sky but aren’t sure how to keep track of what you’ve seen? Maybe you’re looking to take your night watching to another level and find more incredible sights? Bob King’s bucket list collection of 57 must-see night sky wonders and dark sky destinations will fill your nights with adventure and the ability to see some of the incredible phenomenon of the sky. Learn how to find and all about the brightest and best stars, planets, meteors, comets and constellations using the naked eye, binoculars, telescopes and apps. Complete with background information, sight-seeing activities, technological resources and a comprehensive checklist to keep track of your travels, this is the ultimate pocket resource for any sky watcher. This book will feature 57 different activities and 60 photos.
Anyone with an interest in astronomy needs a map to help them find their way around the night sky. The Night Sky Month by Month contains charts for observing the night sky in both the northern and southern hemispheres throughout the year. Readers can find their latitude, relate the chart to their local horizon, and see which way the stars and planets are moving in this fascinating guide to the mysterious night sky.
From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing
Author: Dean Regas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.
Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye. Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God’s Creation. Lisle designed Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky for everyone from young students to amateur astronomers. In it you will: Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and stars Discover how to choose the best telescope for you Find 150 stunning, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success “How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do I find Saturn? What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars?” These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book. Create or expand the hobby of stargazing; an outdoor, educational hobby to enjoy with friends or family. Regardless of your circumstances and the economy, you will always be able to marvel at the beauty of our night sky.
Introduces facts about the exploration of the universe, discussing the early theories of the origin of the universe, the recognition of astronomy as a legitimate science, the development of the modern telescope, and subsequent discoveries of distant stars and galaxies.