Be A Stargazer A Guide to Astronomy

Be A Stargazer A Guide to Astronomy

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by Lou Diamond
     
 
How would you like to get started today in the fascinating hobby of astronomy?

Let Be A Stargazer take you by the hand and guide you on your memorable journey through the universe around us.

From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the

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How would you like to get started today in the fascinating hobby of astronomy?

Let Be A Stargazer take you by the hand and guide you on your memorable journey through the universe around us.

From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects planets, meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities - Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the god of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture.

The stargazers also observed comets with sparkling tails, and meteors or shooting stars apparently falling from the sky. Since the invention of the telescope, three more planets have been discovered in our solar system. The science of astronomy is ever expanding.
Be A Stargazer will provide you with an understanding of astronomy and the universe around us. From our closest neighbors, the moon, sun and planets to the distant reaches of the universe, the stars and constellations, Be A Stargazer is your ultimate guide.

Be A Stargazer begins with a basic understanding of light and color. In the first three chapters you will learn the important role these forces play in astronomy and an understanding of the universe. Exciting experiments will help you in your learning.

Next we will examine the instruments used in astronomy and you will learn how to build a simple spectroscope from low cost materials.

Then it's on to our sun, moon and planets, where you will learn there distance from us and amazing facts about each of these bodies, and then beyond to study the meteoroids, asteroids and comets and ending up at the stars and constellations with star maps for observing the night sky. Be A Stargazer is the complete manual for beginning this exciting new hobby.
Astronomy is a hobby that will give you years of enjoyment and learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012817662
Publisher:
Lou Diamond
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
334,498
File size:
1 MB

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Be A Stargazer A Guide to Astronomy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You two ahead of me are just haters. Believe it on not, some of us actualy love astronomy and want to learn as much as posible. Astonomy is myfavorite thing to learn about. Its like a whole nother world that you can't wait to study and learn about. It is realy an amazing hobby.
L-I-S-A More than 1 year ago
Totally no. Just by reading the back makes the book sound bad!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CANT UNDERSTAND& i like pie