Wisconsin StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky
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Wisconsin StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky

by Mike Lynch
     
 

Written in a folksy, down-to-earth style, this user-friendly guide to the night sky is designed for beginner, amateur, and intermediate stargazers ages 12 and up. It begins with chapters explaining the stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies—and what readers can expect to see from their own backyards with a modicum of equipment.  See more details below

Overview

Written in a folksy, down-to-earth style, this user-friendly guide to the night sky is designed for beginner, amateur, and intermediate stargazers ages 12 and up. It begins with chapters explaining the stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies—and what readers can expect to see from their own backyards with a modicum of equipment.

Editorial Reviews

This guide to the night skies contains detailed seasonal constellation charts to identify the main stars, star clusters, nebulae, and other galaxies visible in Wisconsin. The book enables sky watchers ages 12 and up to learn about the moon; solar and lunar eclipses; other planets; comets; meteor showers; and the aurora borealis. Also included is a planet locator good through 2015.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896587236
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
StarWatch Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.75(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, WI), (circ.: 27,000; Web site) “Lynch has a knack for explaining technical issues in a readable and sometimes humorous way.”

Wisconsin Bookwatch, December 2005 (circ. unavailable) “No Wisconsin school or community library should be without a copy.”

Meet the Author

Minnesota native Mike Lynch has been a broadcast meteorologist with WCCO Radio in Minneapolis for over 25 years. Also an astronomy enthusiast, Mike is the author of Mike Lynch’s Minnesota StarWatch, published by Voyageur Press in 2004, and a stargazing columnist for the St Paul Pioneer Press. Mike and his wife, Kathy, live in Eagan.

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