FRED SCHAAF wrote the monthly "Eye on the Sky" column for Astronomy magazine for five years. He is contributing editor and astronomy essayist for The Old Farmer's Almancac, has written a regular astronomy newspaper column for the past 15 years, has had articles in Sky and Telescope, Highlights for Children, and Omni, and is an astronomy consultant to Time-Life Books. Previous books by Mr. Schaaf include the popular The Starry Room and Seeing the Sky.
Seeing the Solar System: Telescopic Projects, Activities, and Explorations in Astronomyby Fred Schaaf, Doug Myers, Doug Myers
Seeing the Solar System Fun, easy astronomy projects that let you unlock the secrets of our solar system Whether you’re a veteran sky watcher or an amateur astronomer, Seeing the Solar System will take you on a fascinating journey to objects in our solar system beyond the naked eye. This entertaining hands-on guide gives you dozens of stimulating astronomy projects and experiments that you can perform at home or in the field. The only requirement is a basic telescopeand a keen interest in this increasingly popular subject. Written by well-known astronomer and author Fred Schaaf, Seeing the Solar System is a companion volume to Seeing the Sky and the second in a trilogy of astronomy projects books. This invaluable addition to any amateur astronomer’s library is also ideal for astronomy clubs, nature groups, and family fun.
- Covers the nine planets and their moons, plus asteroids, comets and meteors, the Sun, and more
- From general observations of the moon to observing the comas and gas tails of comets, experiments range in difficulty from basic to advanced
- Written in crisp, clear, nontechnical language that even novice astronomers can understand
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