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New England StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky
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New England StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky

by Mike Lynch
 

“Make the Stars Your Old Friends!” . . . with Mike Lynch, America’s Master Stargazing instructor. Mike has led stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed 1000s of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professional astronomers!)

Now with New England StarWatch you can easily pick up what beginning and advanced

Overview

“Make the Stars Your Old Friends!” . . . with Mike Lynch, America’s Master Stargazing instructor. Mike has led stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed 1000s of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professional astronomers!)

Now with New England StarWatch you can easily pick up what beginning and advanced stargazers ages 12 and up have learned in his popular stargazing classes.
 
• Use the detailed seasonal constellation charts to quickly identify their main stars and find “celestial goodies” such as star clusters, nebulae, and other galaxies.
• Enjoy the stories and mythology of characters for whom the constellations are named, including Orion the Hunter, Cassiopeia
  the Queen, and Perseus the Hero.
• Locate the most prominent seasonal constellations with easy-to-use monthly star maps designed especially for New England’s northern latitude.
• Learn about the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, planets, as well as comets, meteor showers, and aurora borealis. There is even a planet locator guide good through 2015!
• Gain firsthand advice on purchasing a telescope and other stargazing equipment, plus find listings of local astronomy resources.

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 New England StarWatch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896586789
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
StarWatch Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
BookWatch, September 2005 (circ.: 80,000) “Star-gazers who want area-specific astronomy guides will relish the new StarWatch titles by Mike Lynch, which are written for newcomers to the art, loaded with simple explanations, and geared to specific areas. It’s the casual tone paired with science which makes theses so accessible to new astrologists of all ages.”

New Hampshire Magazine, August 2005 (circ.: 26,000)“Lynch writes in an easygoing, user-friendly style, making the stars, galaxies, asteroids, the planets and the moon understandable to the average person.”

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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