Southern California StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky

Southern California StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky

by Mike Lynch
     
 

With the down-to-earth style and far-ranging knowledge that have made him America’s favorite stargazing instructor, Mike Lynch guides amateur and expert alike through the wonders of southern California’s night sky. Whether watching the sky from a backyard lawn chair or manning a high-powered telescope, southern Californian stargazers of all levels will

Overview

With the down-to-earth style and far-ranging knowledge that have made him America’s favorite stargazing instructor, Mike Lynch guides amateur and expert alike through the wonders of southern California’s night sky. Whether watching the sky from a backyard lawn chair or manning a high-powered telescope, southern Californian stargazers of all levels will learn how and when to identify the major constellations at their region’s latitude. With chapters on the origins and movements of stars, the mythology of constellations, the phases of the moon, the planets, and even buying a telescope, this book also serves as an accessible and in-depth beginner’s guide to the night sky. It includes 12 monthly star maps for southern California skies, 21 constellation diagrams, a local resources guide, a list of the brightest stars in the region, and more than 80 beautiful color photographs of the heavens.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, July 1, 2007

“It is thorough, but not overwhelming, and written clearly enough that children can read it and be inspired, too.”

 

Midwest Book Review, June 2007

“Offers regional specifics perfect for local star-gazing groups, and far superior to the more general astronomy overviews which neglect the attributes and appearances of the local skies.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760328415
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Series:
StarWatch Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, July 1, 2007

“It is thorough, but not overwhelming, and written clearly enough that children can read it and be inspired, too.”

 

Midwest Book Review, June 2007

“Offers regional specifics perfect for local star-gazing groups, and far superior to the more general astronomy overviews which neglect the attributes and appearances of the local skies.”

Meet the Author

Master stargazing instructor and author Mike Lynch has led his popular community stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed thousands of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professional astronomers)! He also writes a weekly astronomy column for the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS and numerous other newspapers. In his day job, Mike is a broadcast meteorologist for WCCO Radio. He lives in Eagan, Minnesota.

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