Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936144

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591932297

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7880

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This award-winning book takes a simple approach to finding 64 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, teaching how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star, and the top of the sky while also introducing mythology, facts, and tidbits.

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591937616

Category:

Page: N.A

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Constellations

A Field Guide To The Night Sky

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623650889

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer. Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 714

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A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507207816

Category: Science

Page: 224

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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.

Constellation Finder

A guide to patterns in the night sky with start stories from around the world

Author: Dorcas Miller

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0912550260

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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A guide to patterns in the night sky, with star stories from around the world. People around the world, and through the centuries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Pomo of California, have given names to the patterns they see in the night sky. The latest book in the Finders series of pocket guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find them in the sky. With hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and constellation profiles; heavily illustrated by the author. Most useful for stargazing between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North America, this includes the contiguous United States (except the Florida peninsula and southernmost Texas), and southern Canada. Also includes southern Europe, Turkey, northern China, and Japan.

The Southern Night Sky

A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars and Constellations South of the Equator

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551684

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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The Southern Night Sky provides a simplified field reference to familiar stars and constellations. A durable folding guide format is great for use in the field, and allows any level of nature explorer to recognize and easily identify the most common constellations. This guide features glow in the dark constellations (flashlight illuminates the star charts).

Guidebook to the Constellations

Telescopic Sights, Tales, and Myths

Author: Phil Simpson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441969411

Category: Science

Page: 863

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This handbook is a guide to exploring the classical night sky and its wonderful telescopic sights. All 88 officially recognized constellations are presented in natural groups which are related by their origin and location in the sky. Each group is explained by a fascinating story which tells what each constellation represents, how it appears in the sky, and why the other constellations of the group are close by, or related in some other manner. Some of these stories are classical myths which show how and why ancient cultures saw the constellations as related groups. Others are about more modern astronomers who sought recognition by filling in the gaps between the ancient constellations with inventions of their own. Both types of stories are crafted to make the constellation groups memorable, so that amateur astronomers can not only locate and recognize the constellations more easily, but also be able to pinpoint the celestial objects they contain more quickly. Specific instructions are given for finding each constellation, how to spell and pronounce the constellation and star names, plus the origins of the star names. Finder charts show each constellation group and a large area of sky around the group. These charts also indicate pointer stars which aid in finding the constellations. More detailed charts show how each constellation figure is visualized through simple line drawings. For each constellation, there is a table of about 10 to 30 telescopic objects selected to include a wide range of difficulty. Some can be glimpsed with the unaided eye, others require a 12 or 14 inch telescope. All the most prominent telescopic objects are included, plus a varied selection of interesting, but much more difficult objects. The tables include each object’s celestial coordinates, type, size, brightness, other information specific to each type of object, and a recommendation of the appropriate telescope size needed for good viewing. There are also photographs of constellations and telescopic objects, detailed locator charts for the hard-to-find objects, and plots of binary star orbital motions. The same charts used to show the constellation figures are repeated, with the addition of symbols indicating the locations of all the selected telescopic objects. An index and seven appendices help the user find specific objects or classes of objects.

Find the Constellations

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547342578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page. New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Night Sky

Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Stargazer!

Author: Howard Schneider

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426325460

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 160

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Provides a guide for beginning stargazers, including sky maps and constellation charts, identification tips, and space facts and jokes.

12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing

The Untold Stories

Author: Ferdie Pacheco

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9781861058058

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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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.

Night Sky

A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars and Constellations North of the Equator

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583550878

Category: Nature

Page: 1

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The Night Sky is the perfect, folding GLOW-IN-THE-DARK pocket reference to the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Guide highlights prominent constellations and stars that are visible with the naked eye from cities throughout North America. Simply shine a flashlight on the guide to illuminate the constellations and their names during summer or winter. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. This guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated constellation selection. Over 100,000 sold.

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope

Author: Bob King

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1624143091

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Advance your knowledge in learning what s up with the night sky with Bob King. Bob lays out a series of activities that are fun and educational while teaching you how to find the international space station, meteor showers and constellations. Experience what the night sky has to offer - You will be amazed at what you can see without a telescope."

Night Sky

A Guide To Field Identification

Author: Mark R. Chartrand,Helmut Wimmer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582381267

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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Provides detailed quadrant maps of the seasonal skies, clearly illustrated constellation charts, and up-to-date information on planets, comets, nebulae, and other stellar objects.

Navigating the Night Sky

How to Identify the Stars and Constellations

Author: Guilherme de Almeida

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852338989

Category: Science

Page: 205

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This book will interest anyone who marvels at the night sky and would like to learn to recognise constellations and identify the brightest stars by name. Step-by-step, the reader is guided through the knowledge needed to recognise key constellations, identify stars and planets, and interpret changes in the overall appearance of the sky throughout the year.

A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky

The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations, and how You Can Find Them in the Sky

Author: Michael Driscoll

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9781579123666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 93

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Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.

Star Finder!

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night Sky

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465472487

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8663

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A novel approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying the key constellations across the northern hemisphere. Gradually building up constellations one-by-one so budding astronomers will find it easier than ever to navigate the night sky, Starfinder! introduces pathfinder stars with clear, accessible text to guide readers from one constellation to the next, including Draco, Orion, Taurus, Gemini, and more. Fascinating facts about the wonders of the universe are revealed and go beyond the constellations to include the Milky Way, planet spotting, celestial objects, and more. Final spreads in each chapter show the stars with the constellations unmarked, giving readers an ideal opportunity to practice star hopping before heading out to see the night sky for themselves.