Science Anton Vamplew Simple Stargazing

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Simple Stargazing

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9780060849948: Simple Stargazing

A fun and informative skywatcher's guide for the astronomy novice

This book will make sense of the night sky for beginners of all ages. And contrary to popular belief, you don't need expensive equipment to start skygazing. The author introduces the night sky just as if he were by your side, pointing out all the things you can discover with the naked eye.

The book begins with a getting-started section and then takes you through the northern and southern hemispheres, covering what you can see from wherever you are in the world. With full-color illustrations and clear, informative text, Simple Stargazing is the perfect tool for the budding skywatcher.

Inside you will find:

  • Photographs, charts, and illustrations to help you explore the night sky
  • Sources for further reading and research
  • Glossary of terms

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About the Author:

Anton has been the BBC Blue Peter astronomer for eight years, teaches GCSE astronomy, tours schools, gives lectures at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and produces a 'live' fortnightly as astronomy section on the BBC 7 Big Toe Radio Show. Increasingly, he is quoted in The Times and other broadsheets in astronomical news stories, and is currently appearing on BBC4 and Radio 4. He is illustrating as well as writing this book, and you can check out his award-winning website at www.vamplew.co.uk

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