The Stargazer's Guide: How to Read Our Night Sky

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Like the ocean, a starry sky has the capacity to fill us with wonder. A stargazer is anyone whos ever found themselves looking at the stars and wanting to know a bit more. Unlike its more scientific sister, astronomy, stargazing requires no equipment, except perhaps something comfortable to sit on and a star map (such as the ones in this book). Portable, free and completely fascinating, it can be done anywhere even in the city. This book will guide you through what there is to see in the sky, why its interesting and how previous generations have viewed and interpreted it. Organised month by month, we are taken through the various stories mythological, historical and scientific associated with the night sky and provided with simple diagrams to identify the constellations. Also explained are the sun our closest star the moon, planets, comets, meteor showers (or shooting stars) and satellites. The book also answers key questions like: What do we see when we look at the sun? How did the Greeks spin myths around forty-eight out of the eighty-eight constellations we recognise today? What, exactly, is the Milky Way? Why, on the 19th of November, might a stargazer see hundreds of shooting stars every hour? What does modern astronomy owe to astrology? No reader of this book will ever gaze up at the seemingly endless mass of stars in the same way again.

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A wonderfully entertaining beginner's guide to the heavens ( Good Book Guide)

After reading this book, viewing the night sky will be a much more meaningful and rewarding experience ( Astronomy Now)

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For everyone who has looked up at the night sky and wondered.

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