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.


Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552093023
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Star hopping for Backyard Astronomers

Author: Alan M. MacRobert
Publisher: Sky Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 0933346689
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Nature

Introduces amateur astronomy, explains how to use sky maps, binoculars, and telescopes, and suggests fourteen separate tours of the night sky


Author: Andrew M. Stephenson
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN: PSU:000012691074
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Science fiction

Amateur Astronomer s Handbook

Author: John Benson Sidgwick
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486240347
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Science

Timeless, comprehensive coverage of telescopes, mirrors, lenses, mountings, telescope drives, micrometers, spectroscopes, more. ". . . highly recommended for very serious nonprofessional astronomers." — A Guide to the Literature of Astronomy. 189 illustrations. Reprint of 1971 edition.

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

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.

Advanced Amateur Astronomy

Author: Gerald North
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521574307
Release Date: 1997-08-21
Genre: Nature

Written by an accomplished amateur astronomer and available for the first time in North America, this advanced guide is designed to take your evening explorations to new heights. Beginning with an explanation of the fundamental principles of practical astronomy, author North provides essential information on telescope optics, the atmosphere, astrophotography, electronic imaging, and telescope hardware (including how to select equipment and diagnose faulty telescopes). This knowledge is then applied to the full range of celestial bodies accessible by telescope: the solar system, stars and galaxies. For those amateur astronomers who are bored with making simple observations, chapters on photometry, spectroscopy and radio astronomy bring observational astronomy to a level where data of real scientific value can be acquired. This book is a must for any amateur astronomer wanting a new way to look at the sky.

Exploring the night sky

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 0920656668
Release Date: 1987-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A basic guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars.

The Urban Astronomer s Guide

Author: Rod Mollise
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846282171
Release Date: 2006-12-22
Genre: Science

This book covers the "why," "how," and "what" of astronomy under light-polluted skies. The prospective city-based observer is told why to observe from home (there are hundreds of spectacular objects to be seen from the average urban site), how to observe the city sky (telescopes, accessories, and moderns techniques), and what to observe. About half of the book is devoted to describing "tours" of the sky, with physical and observational descriptions, at-the-eyepiece drawings, and photographs.

The Universe and Beyond

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 1554077486
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Science

Reviews current knowledge of the planets, galaxies, black holes, and quasars, discusses the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and looks at the origins of the universe.

Star Ware

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

Through the Telescope A Guide for the Amateur Astronomer Revised Edition

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: UCSC:32106014162488
Release Date: 1999-11-26
Genre: Science

In the ten years since this award-winning book was originally written by Michael Porcellino, the field of astronomy and its discoveries has grown by leaps and bounds. From the astounding images sent back by the Hubble Space Telescope, to the bright comet Hale-Bopp from the fleet of Martian probes, to the long-distance explorations of the Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn--the universe has become more accessible than ever. And thanks to this revised and thoroughly updated new edition by astronomer and science writer, Patricia Barnes-Svarney, anyone with an interest can delve into its wonders. From the very close up to the far reaches of space, THROUGH THE TELESCOPE presents a uniquely "user-friendly" view of the universe, and offers both novice and advanced amateur astronomers some of the best tools available to watch the nighttime skies. You’ll learn all about: * Setting up a good, user-friendly telescope system * How to look at the universe in order to really see it * Upgrading your telescope for peak performance * How to spot a star cluster, a nebulaÖeven a supernova * Forming your own network of amateur astronomers. Complete with a web site appendix and fully updated charts on eclipses and planetary oppositions well into the year 2000, this edition of an acclaimed book will be an invaluable users guide for aspiring astronomers entering the new millennium.

12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing

Author: Ferdie Pacheco
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 1861058055
Release Date: 2004-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Boxing's clolourful history is filled with chapters of high drama and simmering controversy. Many boxing fans are familiar with the outcome of the most memorable bouts, but few know the secrets surrounding them. In 'The 12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing', Ferdie Pacheco not only selects the dozen best rounds ever fought, but reveals what went on behind the scenes at these fights, from chicanery and Mob influence to romantic liaisons and the zaniness that seems to go hand in glove with boxing. Did Muhammad Ali's 1965 'Phantom Punch' really knock out Sonny Litson, or was Sonny simply too scared to get off the canvas? With World War II looming, was German heavyweight champoin warned by Adolf Hitler to beat Joe Louis - or else? Did Jack Dempsey have something illegal in his glove when he battered Jess Willard into bloody submission in 1919? The fascinating behind the scenes stories are related by Pacheco and a renowned grup of boxing experts, offering an intimate glimpse of boxing inimitable characters and the often bizarre world they inhabit.

Star Watch

Author: Philip S. Harrington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471418047
Release Date: 2003-07-24
Genre: Nature

Offers an introduction to locating and observing celestial objects, including tips on finding deep-sky objects and advice on the best times for viewing.