Constellations

A Field Guide To The Night Sky

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623650889

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer. Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936144

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

Astronomie für Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687459

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.

Astronomie

Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831009930

Category:

Page: 300

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Reich bebilderte und illustrierte Einführung in die Astronomie. Etwas Geschichte, dann das Universum (Struktur, Entstehung und weitere Entwicklung), Sterne und Galaxien, Sonnensystem, Orientierung am Himmel, kleine Anleitung zur Himmelsbeobachtung, Fernrohre und deren Montage, Hinweise zur Astrofotografie. Weiter auf kleinen Kartenausschnitten die 88 Sternbilder nebst kurzer Beschreibung auch ihres Umfeldes, Monatskarten des nördlichen und südlichen Sternhimmels. Ansprechend und preiswert, ansprechend auch für Jugendliche, gutes Bildmaterial (z.T. etwas klein, aber immer sehr deutlich), vorwiegend für visuell orientierte Leser. Empfohlen zur Bestandsergänzung, nicht dringend notwendig, wenn schon Titel vorhanden sind wie z.B. Adriana Rigutti (BA 12/04), Mark Emmerich (BA 4/05), Mark A. Garlick (BA 6/05) oder Margaret Penston (BA 10/05). (2)

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507207816

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie

Author: Joanne Baker

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827429021

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Eine Entdeckungsreise durch unser Universum – vom Urknall bis zur Astrobiologie. In 50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie erklärt Joanne Baker klar und prägnant die wichtigen Konzepte, großen Entdeckungen und neuesten Theorien der Astronomen und Astrophysiker.

Constellation Finder

A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Star Stories from Around the World

Author: Dorcas S. Miller

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780912550268

Category: Nature

Page: 62

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From the Finders series: Learn to find and identify constellations, the patterns people all over the world see as we look up at the night sky from earth. Includes names and star stories form many traditions, including Native American, Asian, and African, as well as Classical Greek, constellations. With tips for stargazing and seasonal sky maps.

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope

Author: Bob King

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624143113

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.

Peterson First Guide to Astronomy

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Roger Tory Peterson,Wil Tirion,Robin Brickman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935422

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.

Emilys Rückkehr

Author: Liz Kessler

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104016518

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Neptuns Auftrag »Stellt euch vor, ich kehre zurück nach Brightport! Dort habe ich früher gelebt, als ich noch nicht wusste, dass ich ein Meermädchen bin. Und ich habe einen Auftrag. Von Neptun höchstpersönlich. Dabei habe ich überhaupt keine Ahnung, wie ich ihn erfüllen soll ...« Direkt an der Küste von Brightport soll ein neues, riesiges Wohngebiet gebaut werden. Das Bauvorhaben droht, die Unterwasserstadt der Meerleute zu zerstören. Emily bleibt nur wenig Zeit, um ihre Freunde zu retten ... ›Emilys Rückkehr‹ ist der vierte Band der ›Emily‹-Reihe

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 714

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A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.

Easy Field Guide to the Arizona Night Sky

Author: Dan Heim

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 9780935810783

Category: History

Page: 32

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This guide is your map for a personal stargazing tour through the Arizona Night Sky. Included are the legends of the night sky from the region's Native American tribes.

Easy Field Guide to the New Mexico Night Sky

Author: Dan Heim

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 9780935810790

Category: History

Page: 32

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This guide is your map for a personal stargazing tour through the New Mexico Night Sky. Included are the legends of the night sky from the region's Native American tribes.

Exploring the night sky

the equinox astronomy guide for beginners

Author: Terence Dickinson,John Bianchi

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780920656662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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A basic guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars.

Bildatlas der Galaxien

Die Astrophysik hinter den Astrofotografien

Author: Michael König,Stefan Binnewies

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440166325

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 328

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Galaxien zählen zu den beliebtesten Motiven für Astrofotografen. Dieser Band zeigt über 300 Bilder der schönsten Galaxien und erläutert an ihnen den aktuellen Stand der Wissenschaft. Von der Andromedagalaxie über Galaxienhaufen bis hin zu Gravitationslinsen wird die Natur der Galaxien anhand der weltweit besten Amateuraufnahmen beschrieben. Diese Neuausgabe bietet zusätzlich eine umfassende Darstellung unserer Galaxie, der Milchstraße, mit wunderschönen Bildern. Der großformatige, informative Band gibt Hobbyastronomen einen verständlichen Einblick in die Astrophysik und begeistert Astrofotografen durch die große Zahl wertvoller Referenzaufnahmen.

The Stargazer's Handbook

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623657148

Category: Science

Page: 272

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From the craters of the Moon to the far reaches of Orion, The Stargazer's Handbook will enable you to explore space without leaving the comforts of Earth. All you need are a pair of binoculars and a clear night sky to experience the wonders of the universe. This book will take you on a journey through space, beginning with our own moon and neighboring planets before exploring the fascinating sights of deep space-from hypergiant suns and stellar nurseries to blazing nebulae and swirling galaxies. Each star, planet, or constellation is fully illustrated and accompanied by an annotated star map, as well as close-up images that zoom in on areas of interest. Featuring up-to-date information on the latest scientific discoveries, monthly sky maps for both northern and southern hemispheres, history and mythology of all 88 constellations and the rationale behind the names of stars and constellations, The Stargazer's Handbook will fully equip you with the tools to navigate-and understand-the night sky.

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521793902

Category: Nature

Page: 213

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Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.

A Kid's Guide to African American History

More than 70 Activities

Author: Nancy Sanders

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613740360

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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What do all these people have in common: the first man to die in the American Revolution, a onetime chief of the Crow Nation, the inventors of peanut butter and the portable X-ray machine, and the first person to make a wooden clock in this country? They were all great African Americans. For parents and teachers interested in fostering cultural awareness among children of all races, this book includes more than 70 hands-on activities, songs, and games that teach kids about the people, experiences, and events that shaped African American history. This expanded edition contains new material throughout, including additional information and biographies. Children will have fun designing an African mask, making a medallion like those worn by early abolitionists, playing the rhyming game "Juba," inventing Brer Rabbit riddles, and creating a unity cup for Kwanzaa. Along the way they will learn about inspiring African American artists, inventors, and heroes like Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, and Louis Armstrong, to name a few.