The Backyard Astronomer s Guide

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 1554073448
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

Discusses the practical aspects of stargazing, including how to choose appropriate equipment, contending with light pollution, taking successful photographs of galaxies and nebulas, and selecting an observing site.

The Backyard Astronomer

Author: Dennis Mammana
Publisher: Metro Books
ISBN: 1567993435
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

Describes the moon, planets, and stars, explains eclipses, comets, and other phenomena, and provides advice on observing the skies

Advanced Skywatching

Author: Robert Burnham
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 0783549415
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

Picking up where "Skywatching" left off, here is an invaluable, advanced observer's primer and field guide to the night sky.

Summer Stargazing

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 1552090140
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Nature

A guide to observing the stars, planets, and other celestial phenomena from May to October includes star charts covering the entire North American sky

Star Ware

Author: Philip S. Harrington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471270515
Release Date: 2002-10-16
Genre: Science


NightWatch

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Buffalo ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 155407147X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

A reference guide for stargazers offers star charts and information on equipment, planets, and stellar photography.

Astronomy for Older Eyes

Author: James L. Chen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319524139
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Science

This book is for the aging amateur astronomy population, including newcomers to astronomy in their retirement and hobbyists who loved peering through a telescope as a child. Whether a novice or an experienced observer, the practice of astronomy differs over the years. This guide will extend the enjoyment of astronomy well into the Golden Years by addressing topics such as eye and overall health issues, recommendations on telescope equipment, and astronomy-related social activities especially suited for seniors. Many Baby-Boomers reaching retirement age are seeking new activities, and amateur astronomy is a perfect fit as a leisure time activity. Established backyard astronomers who began their love of astronomy in their youth, meanwhile, may face many physical and mental challenges in continuing their lifelong hobby as they age beyond their 55th birthdays. That perfect telescope purchased when they were thirty years old now suddenly at sixty years old feels like an immovable object in the living room. The 20/20 eyesight has given way to reading glasses or bifocals. Treasured eyepieces feel all wrong. Growing old is a natural process of life, but astronomy is timeless. With a little knowledge and some lifestyle adjustments, older astronomers can still enjoy backyard observing well into their seventies, eighties and even into their nineties.

Australian Backyard Astronomy

Author: Ragbir Bhathal
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642276323
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Astronomy

Recommended for ages 10-14 and packed with celestial maps and historical material, this title explains the southern night skies in a fun and interactive way.

The Mythology of the Night Sky

Author: David E. Falkner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461401372
Release Date: 2011-08-28
Genre: Science

The Mythology of the Night Sky is intended primarily for amateur astronomers who would like to know the mythology behind the names of constellations and planets. It deals with the 48 constellations identified by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy, as well as all the planets of our solar system and their moons, which are named after Roman gods. To assist practical observers the book gives the location and description of each constellation, including named stars and deep-sky objects. Readers are encouraged to observe and image the constellations for themselves, and there is a lot of practical information in this book to help them along the way. In addition to providing a detailed (and mostly Greek) mythology of the constellations and the vast soap opera that was part of the Ancient Greek pantheon, this book also addresses the planets of the Solar System, which are named after the Roman - not Greek - gods.

Astronomie

Author: Jeffrey O. Bennett
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
ISBN: 3827373603
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Astronomy


Astronomie f r Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527687459
Release Date: 2015-03-25
Genre: Science

Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Astronomy

Author: Christopher De Pree
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592572197
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

Presents the most recent findings, latest technological advances, and newest theories about the study of the universe.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Astronomy

Author: Christopher Gordon De Pree
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592577199
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

Presents the most recent findings, latest technological advances, and newest theories about the study of the universe.