Mike Lynch's Minnesota StarWatch

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Mike Lynch is Minnesota’s most popular amateur astronomer and instructor. He has been leading stargazing classes for more than 30 years as well as writing a weekly astronomy column for the "St. Paul Pioneer Press". In his other life, Mike has been a meteorologist and popular radio personality at WCCO Radio for 23 years. Now with "Mike Lynch’s Minnesota StarWatch" you can easily pick up what thousands of Minnesotans, ages 12 and up, have learned in his popular stargazing classes. You won’t find a more enthusiastic...

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Overview

Mike Lynch is Minnesota’s most popular amateur astronomer and instructor. He has been leading stargazing classes for more than 30 years as well as writing a weekly astronomy column for the "St. Paul Pioneer Press". In his other life, Mike has been a meteorologist and popular radio personality at WCCO Radio for 23 years. Now with "Mike Lynch’s Minnesota StarWatch" you can easily pick up what thousands of Minnesotans, ages 12 and up, have learned in his popular stargazing classes. You won’t find a more enthusiastic guide to the night sky than Mike Lynch and you won’t find a better guidebook to our night sky than "Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896580800
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: StarWatch Series
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Minnesota native Mike Lynch has been a broadcast meteorologist with WCCO Radio in Minneapolis for over 25 years. Also an astronomy enthusiast, Mike is the author of Mike Lynch’s Minnesota StarWatch, published by Voyageur Press in 2004, and a stargazing columnist for the St Paul Pioneer Press. Mike and his wife, Kathy, live in Eagan.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Make the Stars Your Old Friends
Chapter 1 Quantitative Meditation
Chapter 2 What’s a Star?
Chapter 3 A Sky Full of Constellations
Chapter 4 Stars on the Move
Chapter 5 Using Star Maps
Chapter 6 Northern Constellations
Chapter 7 Autumn Constellations
Chapter 8 Winter Constellations
Chapter 9 Spring Constellations
Chapter 10 Summer Constellations
Chapter 11 The Marvelous but Mischievous Moon
Chapter 12 Planets, Wanderers of the Sky
Chapter 13 Celestial Extras
Chapter 14 You and Your Telescope
Appendix A Monthly Star Maps
Appendix B Planet Locator
Appendix C Brightest Stars in Minnesota
Appendix D Resources


About the Author:
Mike Lynch is Minnesota’s most popular amateur astronomer and instructor. He has been leading stargazing classes for more than 30 years as well as writing a weekly astronomy column for the "St. Paul Pioneer Press". In his other life Mike has been a meteorologist and popular radio personality at WCCO Radio for 23 years.

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