More Telescope Power: All New Activities and Projects for Young Astronomers

More Telescope Power: All New Activities and Projects for Young Astronomers

by Gregory L. Matloff, Constance Bangs, C. Bangs
     
 

Discover the power of your telescope as you explore the vast reaches of the universe

Want to explore Mars? Observe Jupiter’s cloud bands? Visit a galaxy that’s almost 2 million light years away? With More Telescope Power, you can do all of that and more! Under the guidance of experienced astronomer Gregory Matloff, you’ll uncover the full

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Discover the power of your telescope as you explore the vast reaches of the universe

Want to explore Mars? Observe Jupiter’s cloud bands? Visit a galaxy that’s almost 2 million light years away? With More Telescope Power, you can do all of that and more! Under the guidance of experienced astronomer Gregory Matloff, you’ll uncover the full potential of your telescope as you take a fascinating tour of the universe.

Along the way you’ll learn plenty of new observation techniques, including: using various eyepieces and filters; tracking satellites; observing comets and meteors; using sunspots to determine solar rotation; and much, much more. Filled with dozens of all-new stargazing projects and observing activities, this detailed guide also contains plenty of helpful illustrations such as finder charts, lunar and solar eclipse tables, diagrams, and photos. Whether you’re a science teacher searching for simple telescope projects, an amateur astronomer just learning to use your new telescope, or a science student with a yen for the stars, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in More Telescope Power.

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“…useful to the new teacher…”(School Science Review, No. 308/309, 2003)
Children's Literature
This is a guide for the telescope owner. Seven chapters provide background information about satellites, meteors, the moon, comets, the sun, planets and the stars. Black and white line drawings/diagrams show the inner workings of a telescope, types of orbits, lunar phases and features on the surface of the moon. Each chapter includes 3 to 16 activities using a telescope to investigate some aspect of the focus of that chapter. The first activity is to estimate the velocity of a satellite in low Earth orbit. If you are more ambitious, you can calculate meteor track lengths, estimate the size of a comet's coma, or use sunspot observation to determine solar rotation. One activity that does not involve the telescope is to observe impact events by dropping pebbles in mud. Appendices provide measurement conversions, astronomical units, lunar and solar eclipse tables and seasonal finder charts. Black and white photos of various planets with details of their surface texture supplement the text. 2002, John Wiley and Sons Inc,
— Kristin Harris

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471409854
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2002
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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