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"[This new edition of a book first published in 1962 is] an excellent introduction to the night sky and star gazing. The beauty of this book is its simplicity and the high percentage of success a young reader would have following its directions." —AP.

Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden ...

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Overview

"[This new edition of a book first published in 1962 is] an excellent introduction to the night sky and star gazing. The beauty of this book is its simplicity and the high percentage of success a young reader would have following its directions." —AP.

Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. Dr. Branley lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Explains basic facts about the Big Dipper, including which stars make up the constellation, how its position changes in the sky, and how it points to the North Star.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780606217026
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Format: Library Binding

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Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    A good basic book for young star gazers

    This book worked well for introducing our six year old to the stars for the first time. Since we live in the city, looking for the stars and taking field trips to see them has to be very purposeful. We don't always see them due to light pollution. This book set the stage for a late night, star gazing field trip beautifully.

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