The Amateur Astronomer: Explorations and Investigations

The Amateur Astronomer: Explorations and Investigations

by Fred Schaff, Alan E. Nourse
     
 

A handy resource for the amateur astronomer. Contains information and investigations n exploring the moon, sun, and eclipses; studying meteors, comets, planets, stars, clusters, nebulae, galaxies. Includes many projects using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes. See more details below

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A handy resource for the amateur astronomer. Contains information and investigations n exploring the moon, sun, and eclipses; studying meteors, comets, planets, stars, clusters, nebulae, galaxies. Includes many projects using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-Schaaf's enthusiasm for his subject is evident. He urges novices to start slowly, using just the naked eye at first, and become familiar with the night sky and the general locations of celestial objects before attempting to use sophisticated equipment for more elaborate explorations and investigations. Separate chapters cover tools (eyes, star maps, cameras, etc.); terminology (magnitudes of brightness, celestial coordinates, types of heavenly bodies); and various atmospheric effects that can be observed. Tables of useful data, including dates of solar and lunar eclipses and the best times to view certain planets, are appended. Diagrams and an occasional black-and-white photograph or reproduction break up the text. Equipment sources and suggestions for further reading complete the presentation. This is a solid and useful introduction; its currency and clarity make it an excellent choice for most collections.-Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531111383
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Series:
Amateur Science Ser.
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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