Night Sky With the Naked Eye

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.

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

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.

Night Sky

Night Sky


Night Sky

Night Sky features over 200 spectacular photographs displaying the glory of the universe as seen from Earth.

Night Sky

Night Sky presents 200 color photographs of stunning nocturnal vistas all visible to the naked eye. Can you spot the Big Dipper in the night sky? Or Orion's Belt? Or Cassiopeia? Even in cities, and without the aid of a telescope, these are a few of the easier constellations to find. In fact, a great deal can be seen in the night sky with the naked eye - if you know what you're looking for. Night Sky presents gorgeous color photographs of these stunning nocturnal vistas. From the majesty of the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis) as seen from Norway or Canada, and the Southern Lights (Aurora australis) as seen from Australia, to seeing the clarity of the Milky Way over an Italian forest, from witnessing a lunar eclipse in Indonesia to charting the course of the International Space Station across the Indian night, and from seeing a Geminid meteor shower in New Mexico to recognizing the Great Bear (Ursa Major) constellation over New England, the book is a feast of nocturnal delights. Where necessary, additional inset photographs indicate the formation of a constellation. Presented in a handy, pocket-sized landscape format, this is the perfect guide to take out at night when you're stargazing.

100 Things to See in the Night Sky Expanded Edition

Discover the amazing wonders of the night sky with this expanded edition to 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, perfect for every amateur stargazer and armchair astronomer!

100 Things to See in the Night Sky  Expanded Edition

Discover the amazing wonders of the night sky with this expanded edition to 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, perfect for every amateur stargazer and armchair astronomer! Keep your feet on the ground and experience the night sky to the fullest by exploring planets, satellites, and constellations with this all-inclusive reference guide to space. 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Expanded Edition is full of information on the many amazing things you can see with a telescope, or just your naked eye! From shooting stars to constellations and planets to satellites, this book gives you a clear picture of what you can see on any given night. Learn about the celestial bodies that have captured people’s imaginations for centuries, with specific facts alongside traditional myths and beautifully illustrated photographs and star charts that will help you know where to look for the best view. With this illuminating guide, you’ll enjoy hours of stargazing, whether you’re travelling, camping, sitting in your back yard, or simply flipping through the beautiful images in this book.

Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die

This book will feature 57 different activities and 60 photos.

Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die

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.

Naked Eye ASTRONOMY

This book provides a solid foundation for naked-eye astronomy.

Naked Eye ASTRONOMY

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.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

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.

Night Has a Thousand Eyes

Night Has a Thousand Eyes


Secrets of the Night Sky

Provides facts about heavenly phenomena that can be seen with the naked eye, including "secrets" of the harvest moon, Andromeda, the polestar, and eclipses

Secrets of the Night Sky

Provides facts about heavenly phenomena that can be seen with the naked eye, including "secrets" of the harvest moon, Andromeda, the polestar, and eclipses

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.

Stargazing For Dummies

You don't need a degree in astrophysics to plumb the mysteries of the universe, and this book proves it. Stargazing For Dummies makes navigating the stars easy.

Stargazing For Dummies

Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on viewing other night sky objects such as planets and nebulae. It's a great introduction to a fun new hobby, and even provides a fun way to get the kids outside while doing something educational! Gives you an introduction to looking at the sky with binoculars or a telescope Offers advice on photographing the night sky Without needing to get your head around mind-bending theories, you can take part in some practical physics If you're looking for easy-to-follow guidance on getting to know the night sky, Stargazing For Dummies has you covered.

Philip s Guide to the Night Sky

Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice.

Philip s Guide to the Night Sky

Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice. In Philip's Guide to the Night Sky, Sir Patrick Moore explains how to find the most famous constellations and the brightest stars, and when to look for them. Clear star maps, showing stars visible to the naked eye, help you to navigate the skies. The maps are suitable for use in Britain, Ireland, northern Europe and Canada. Sir Patrick introduces the wonders of the night sky to absolute beginners in his characteristically entertaining and informative style. The Moon, the planets, the Sun and the stars are explained in non-technical language, while the constellations are described with the help of star maps and tables. The four main chapters in Philip's Guide to the Night Sky are devoted to what's on view in each season of the year. The information is appropriate for observers in Britain and Ireland, northern Europe and Canada; it will also be helpful a little outside these latitudes. Using prominent patterns, such as the Plough and Orion, Sir Patrick teaches the reader to 'star-hop' from constellation to constellation, thus learning to navigate the night sky. Star maps and photographs illustrate and clarify what will be on view. Philip's Guide to the Night Sky is an ideal introduction to stargazing, suitable for all ages and with no need for anything more technical than the naked eye.

The Times Night Sky 2007

Compiled and edited by The Times' astronomy correspondent, this is a concise and simple guide to seeing the stars, moon, and planets with the naked eye.

The Times Night Sky 2007

Compiled and edited by The Times' astronomy correspondent, this is a concise and simple guide to seeing the stars, moon, and planets with the naked eye. Twelve monthly charts show the night sky objects above the horizon late in the evening, while notes opposite each chart describe the visibility of the planets and the phases of the moon. This year's guide includes information on sunset, sunrise, and nautical twilight times, in addition to a table highlighting the principal meteor showers in 2007, and notes on other important events in the astronomical calendar.

Philip s Guide to the Night Sky

The four main chapters in the Philip's Guide to the Night Sky are devoted to what's on view in each season of the year.

Philip s Guide to the Night Sky

A completely revised and redesigned new edition of this popular introduction to the night sky. In his characteristically entertaining and informative style, Sir Patrick introduces the wonders of the night sky to absolute beginners. The Moon, the planets, the Sun and the stars are explained in non-technical language, and then the constellations are introduced, with the help of star maps and tables.The four main chapters in the Philip's Guide to the Night Sky are devoted to what's on view in each season of the year. The information is appropriate for observers in Britain and Ireland, northern Europe, northern United States and Canada; it will also be helpful a little outside these latitudes. Using prominent patterns, such as the Plough and Orion, Sir Patrick teaches the reader to 'star-hop' from constellation to constellation, thus learning to navigate the night sky. Star maps and photographs illustrate and clarify what will be on view.Philip's Guide to the Night Sky is an ideal introduction to stargazing, suitable for all ages and with no need for anything more technical than the naked eye.Main map scale:

The Night Sky

On any clear night, the night sky offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects, visible to the naked eye: stars, constellations, bright planets, the moon, human-made satellites, and sometimes even meteor showers or the ...

The Night Sky

On any clear night, the night sky offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects, visible to the naked eye: stars, constellations, bright planets, the moon, human-made satellites, and sometimes even meteor showers or the International Space Station. With gorgeous high-definition imagery and a wealth of charts, graphs, and infographics, readers will find here what is visible in the night sky at various times of the year and from what locations around the world. They will learn what additional objects they can see with the help of telescopes, binoculars, and sky maps. Also featured are skywatching terms and night sky observing tips.

The Stargazer s Guide to the Night Sky

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.

The Stargazer s Guide to the Night Sky

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The Night Sky Month by Month

Plus, this newly updated edition features an almanac detailing the annual and one-off celestial events for the decade ahead ensuring newcomers to stargazing will never miss a visible planet or solar eclipse again.

The Night Sky Month by Month

An invaluable, user-friendly guide to discovering and navigating the night sky as it changes. The Night Sky Month by Month offers beginners to stargazing and amateur astronomers an insight into the positions of the stars and planet locations for each month of the year. Filled with easy-to-use star charts showing the constellations in both the northern and southern hemispheres, alongside specially-commissioned artworks and photography, this ebook has everything the budding astronomer needs to understand the night sky. Including information on the stars that are visible to the naked eye, even in the darkest skies, The Night Sky Month by Month enables everyone to be awed by stargazing regardless of equipment or experience. Plus, this newly updated edition features an almanac detailing the annual and one-off celestial events for the decade ahead ensuring newcomers to stargazing will never miss a visible planet or solar eclipse again.

Stargazing for Beginners

This practical e-guide explains and demystifies stargazing, teaching you to recognize different kinds of objects and showing you how they move through the sky over the course of the night and the year.

Stargazing for Beginners

Discover the wonders of the Universe with this complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky. This practical e-guide explains and demystifies stargazing, teaching you to recognize different kinds of objects and showing you how they move through the sky over the course of the night and the year. It shows you how to understand and enjoy the cosmos, building your practical astronomy skills from the basics to more advanced techniques. Beginning with an explanation of the Universe itself - how big is it, what shape is it, how old is it, and will it end? - it then takes you on a tour around the night sky, building up your knowledge in simple stages. Practical advice begins with naked-eye observations, then illustrated step-by-step instructions show you how to set up and use binoculars and telescopes, and how to take your own pictures of the night sky. It also lets you take a closer look at the different objects you can view in the night sky, telling you how to train your eye to recognize basic patterns of stars (constellations) and how to tell planets apart from other celestial bodies, showing you how to observe them in an innovative step-by-step way. An atlas of the night sky is also included, with charts that can be used in both the northern and southern hemispheres throughout the year. Accessible, inspirational, and authoritative, Stargazing for Beginners will enthuse and inform anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the night sky.

How to Identify the Night Sky

Designed as a comprehensive introduction for the beginner and those who want to find out more, How to Identify the Night Sky covers everything that can be seen with the naked eye and binoculars, as well as what is visible using a small ...

How to Identify the Night Sky

An introductory guide to navigating your way around the night sky and identifying what you can see on any given night. Designed as a comprehensive introduction for the beginner and those who want to find out more, How to Identify the Night Sky covers everything that can be seen with the naked eye and binoculars, as well as what is visible using a small telescope. There are sections on how to observe and understand the objects that comprise the night sky, the moon, the movements of the stars and planets throughout the year and astronomical events. The constellations are given a comprehensive treatment. For each one there is a chart, a photograph, a description of its features and history, the best dates and times of visibility, the mythological representation and a list of interesting objects.

Secrets of the Night Sky

From blue moons to Betelgeuse, it's all in this witty, fact-packed, profusely illustrated guide to the heavens by the author of Discover magazine's popular "Night Watchman" column.

Secrets of the Night Sky

From blue moons to Betelgeuse, it's all in this witty, fact-packed, profusely illustrated guide to the heavens by the author of Discover magazine's popular "Night Watchman" column.