Wisconsin StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2006

    Wisconsin Starwatch is an indispensable addition to any and all Wisconsin astronomy reference collections.

    An informationally impressive, hardcover, spiral bound, profusely illustrated, 'user friendly', 160-page observer's manual, Wisconsin Starwatch: The Essential Guide To Our Night Sky by astronomy expert Mike Lynch is the ultimate instructional guide to Wisconsin's starry night sky through every season of the year. After an informative introduction 'Make the Stars Your Old Friends', Wisconsin Starwatch goes on to introduce 'Quantitative Meditation', explain that a star is, what constellations are, how stars move, the use of star maps, the Moon and planets, telescopes, the Northern Constellations, and has individual chapters devoted to Wisconsin night sky constellations for autumn, winter, spring, and summer. Enhanced with a 'Planet Locator', a list of 'Brightest Stars in Wisconsin', resources for the amateur Wisconsin astronomer, and twelve monthly star maps, Wisconsin Starwatch is an indispensable addition to any and all Wisconsin astronomy reference collections.

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