Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations

Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations

by Jonathan Poppele
     
 

Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during

Overview

Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you’ll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you’ll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you’ll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591932291
Publisher:
Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
300,028
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
NC1100L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Poppele is a naturalist, author and educator with wide-ranging interests. He earned a Masters degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota studying citizen science, environmental education, and how to cultivate a personal relationship with the natural world. He has taught college level environmental studies, biology, and writing courses, and he currently teaches in the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota. An avid outdoorsman and student of natural history, Jon is a member of the Astronomical League, the Minnesota Astronomical Society, the Minnesota Trackers Club and the International Society for Professional Trackers. A Black Belt in the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido, Jon is the Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, MN. He can be reached through his school website at www.mindbodyoneness.com.

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