By Jamie Carter
By making an investment simply an hour per week and $50 in binoculars, it’s attainable to profit a couple of easy concepts and speedy achieve a true perception into the evening sky's ever-changing styles – and what they let us know approximately Earth, the seasons and ourselves. looking extra for a discovered appreciation of nature and our distinct position in the cosmos than educational medical wisdom, technological know-how and go back and forth author Jamie Carter takes the reader on a 12 month travel of the evening sky's magnificent annual rhythms that say a lot approximately Earth. in the course of the trip he learns in regards to the celestial mechanics at paintings within the skies above which are – to the newbie – virtually past trust. in addition to the important constellations and clusters, and the unusual and lovely nebulas, he searches out “dark sky locations” around the globe that aid bring up wisdom and provides a brand new viewpoint on commonplace evening sky attractions. at the trip he witnesses a sunlight eclipse and grapples with star-charts, binoculars, cellphone apps, telescopes, spots satellites and makes an attempt easy astro-photography. by way of year's finish, the reader may be in a position to look on the evening sky from at any place on this planet and inform what course she or he is dealing with, what time it's, the place all of the planets are or even the place the Galactic middle element is.
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A Stargazing Program for Beginners: A Pocket Field Guide (Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide) by Jamie Carter