Texas StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky

Texas 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 Texas’ night sky. Whether watching the sky from a backyard lawn chair or manning a high-powered telescope, Texan stargazers of all levels will learn how and when to identify

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 Texas’ night sky. Whether watching the sky from a backyard lawn chair or manning a high-powered telescope, Texan stargazers of all levels will learn how and when to identify the major constellations at their 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 Texas skies, 21 constellation diagrams, a local resources guide, a list of the brightest stars in the state, and more than 80 beautiful color photographs of the heavens.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Book News Inc., May 2007

“Written in casual and accessible prose, this guide to the night sky is designed for beginner and intermediate stargazers ages 12 and up.”

 

The Book Watch, March 2007

“Will appeal to library collections of each state, which will relish the specific details unique to each region.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760328439
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Series:
StarWatch Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Book News Inc., May 2007

“Written in casual and accessible prose, this guide to the night sky is designed for beginner and intermediate stargazers ages 12 and up.”

 

The Book Watch, March 2007

“Will appeal to library collections of each state, which will relish the specific details unique to each region.”

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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