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Stargazing Basics Astronomy Book
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  • Comprehensive book on stargazing gives sound advice on using and purchasing affordable binoculars, telescopes and accessories
  • Describes what is in the sky, and how and why it changes over time
  • Illustrated with photos taken by the author, showing how objects in the sky actually look through modest amateur equipment
  • Contains a detailed glossary and references to further astronomy resources and websites
  • Astronomy book takes you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Moon, Sun, stars, planets, and more

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Item #  51630
Mfg Model #  978-0-521-

How do I get started in astronomy? Should I buy binoculars or a telescope? What can I expect to see?

This wonderful informal guide to astronomy has all the information an absolute beginner needs to get started. It starts by explaining the basic techniques and equipment you need for exploring with the naked eye and moves to using binoculars and telescopes. It then takes you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Moon, Sun, stars, planets, and more. Any necessary technical terms are clearly explained.

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.

Paul E. Kinzer has many years of 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.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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