The Night Sky: A View of the Heavens Kit

The Night Sky: A View of the Heavens Kit

by Barnes & Noble Books
     
 

Created by an anonymous young lady of London in the early 1800s to make the study of astronomy "familiar and amusing," the original constellation cards included in THE NIGHT SKY: A View of the Heavens, feature the constellations visible in the Northern Hemisphere. The sumptuous illustrations capture the inspiration of Classical mythology. The stars on the

Overview

Created by an anonymous young lady of London in the early 1800s to make the study of astronomy "familiar and amusing," the original constellation cards included in THE NIGHT SKY: A View of the Heavens, feature the constellations visible in the Northern Hemisphere. The sumptuous illustrations capture the inspiration of Classical mythology. The stars on the cards are perforated according to their relative magnitude, and when the cards are held up to the light, the natural appearance of the constellations is visible, making it easy for the viewer to pinpoint the constellations in the night sky.

The accompanying 64-page celestial guide book offers background on the ancient myths, and locates the constellations in the night sky. The star map shows all the constellations visible in the Northern Hemisphere.

Explore the sky of stars through the eyes of a charming illustrator from times past.

Included in the kit:

  • Basic star map, with the historical illustrations in place
  • 32 historic full-color constellation cards with star perforated
  • 64-page celestial guide book: Urania's Mirror, or A View of the Heavens

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760761687
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/11/2004
Edition description:
Star Map, Constellation Cards & Book
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
13.36(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.92(d)

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