How do I get started in Astronomy? Should I buy binoculars or a telescope? What can I expect to see? This wonderful informal guide has all the answers for an absolute beginner to get started observing the night sky. It begins with advice on how to choose appropriate and affordable equipment and accessories, and covers basic stargazing techniques, from observing with the naked eye to binoculars and telescopes. It then takes you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Moon, Sun, stars, planets, and more. Photos taken by the author, himself, will show how objects in the sky actually look through modest amateur equipment. Whether you are a parent thinking of buying a telescope for your children, or a newcomer yourself, this book has all you need to know to take the first steps into the fascinating world of astronomy.
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How do I get started in astronomy? This wonderful informal guide has all you need to know to take the first steps into this fascinating hobby. It explains the basic techniques for observing the night sky, and gives sound advice on purchasing affordable binoculars, telescopes, and accessories.About the Author:
Paul E. Kinzer has many years' experience as an amateur astronomer and educator. He currently runs his own small business, traveling to schools and other venues with a Starlab portable planetarium, to share his knowledge of the night sky with groups of all ages.
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0521728592
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110521728592
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