A Year in the Life of the Universe: A Seasonal Guide to Viewing the Cosmos

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From our viewing platform on Earth, the night sky changes throughout the year. Autumn and spring are best for observing galaxies, winter is ideal for sighting nebulae and star clusters, and summer is the season of the Milky Way.

A Year in the Life of the Universe, published in collaboration with Sky & Telescope magazine, takes us on an intimate seasonal tour of these ever-changing heavens. Stellar photographs by renowned astrophotographer Robert Gendler helps us identify more ...

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Overview

From our viewing platform on Earth, the night sky changes throughout the year. Autumn and spring are best for observing galaxies, winter is ideal for sighting nebulae and star clusters, and summer is the season of the Milky Way.

A Year in the Life of the Universe, published in collaboration with Sky & Telescope magazine, takes us on an intimate seasonal tour of these ever-changing heavens. Stellar photographs by renowned astrophotographer Robert Gendler helps us identify more than 120 deep-sky objects that stand out by virtue of their beauty, visual impact, and scientific interest, presenting the celestial objects in the order in which they apear through the seasons. This is not only a beautiful photo book, however-it is also a practical, hands-on guidebook for astronomy buffs at all levels, with coordinates, detailed captions, and wide-field sky charts to help stargazers young and old navigate the night sky.

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Editorial Reviews

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Science News, Nov. 4, 2006

“Gendler’s lavishly illustrated guide is intended to help astronomy buffs recognize the most vivid and scientifically interesting sky objects throughout the year.”

www.sirreadalot.org, Winter 2006 (circ. unavailable)

“Not only a beautiful photo book – it is also a practical, hands-on guidebook for astronomy buffs at all levels, helping stargazers young and old navigate the night sky.”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 17, 2006

“It’s a truly beautiful book that anyone would enjoy.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760326428
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2006
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Author/photographer Robert Gendler is a physician who spends his free time taking pictures of the night sky. His astrophotography appears in Mike Lynch's StarWatch book series and the bestselling The Universe: 365 Days. His images also appear regularly in Sky & Telescope magazine and on the popular website Astronomy Picture of the Day. He lives in Avon, Connecticut, with his wife and two children.

Foreword author Timothy Ferris is the author of such bestsellers as The Whole Shebang and Coming of Age in the Milky Way. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Timothy FerrisPrefaceIntroductionShort Course on Astronomy AutumnThe Local Group NGC 7293Helix Nebula M15 Hickson 92Stephan’s Quintet NGC 7331 NGC 7380 Sh2-155Cave Nebula NGC 7635Bubble Nebula NGC 7822 NGC 55 NGC 104 M31Andromeda Galaxy NGC 247 NGC 253Sculptor Galaxy NGC 281Pacman Nebula NGC 300 IC 59 and IC 63 NGC 292Small Magellanic Cloud M33Triangulum Galaxy M74 M76Little Dumbbell Nebula NGC 884 and NGC 869Double Cluster NGC 891 IC 1805, IC 1848, and IC 1795Heart and Soul Nebulae Melotte 15 M34           M77 Abell 426Perseus Cluster of Galaxies NGC 1333             NGC 1365 IC 342 M45Pleiades WinterClouds of Creation NGC 1499California Nebula IC 2118Witch Head Nebula IC 405Flaming Star Nebula Large Magellanic Cloud M1Crab Nebula M42Orion Nebula NGC 1977 NGC 1999 30 DoradusTarantula Nebula B33 and NGC 2023Horsehead Nebula NGC 2024Flame Nebula Semeis 147 M78 NGC 2170 M35 and NGC 2158 IC 443Jellyfish Nebula NGC 2237, NGC 2238, NGC 2239, and NGC 2246Rosette Nebula NGC 2261Hubble’s Variable Nebula NGC 2264Christmas Tree Cluster IC 2177Seagull Nebula NGC 2359Thor’s Helmet NGC 2392Eskimo Nebula NGC 2403           M46 M44Praesepe M67 NGC 2841 NGC 2903 M81Bode’s Galaxy M82Cigar Galaxy SpringThe Realm of the Galaxies NGC 3079 and Q0957+561 Hickson 44 NGC 3372Eta Carinae Nebula M95, M96, and M105Leo I Group NGC 3521 NGC 3576 and NGC 3603           M97Owl Nebula NGC 3628, M65, and M66Leo Triplet NGC 3718 M109 NGC 4038 and NGC 4039Antennae M106           M61 M100 Virgo Cluster NGC 4449 M87 NGC 4565Needle Galaxy M58 M104Sombrero Galaxy NGC 4631           M94 NGC 4725 M64Black Eye Galaxy NGC 4945 NGC 5033 M63Sunflower Galaxy NGC 5128 NGC 5139Omega Centauri M51Whirlpool Galaxy M83Southern Pinwheel M3 M101Pinwheel Galaxy M5 SummerThe Milky Way: Coming Home Abell 2151Hercules Galaxy Cluster IC 4604Rho Ophiuchus Nebula NGC 6164 and NGC 6165 NGC 6188 and NGC 6193           M13Great Globular Cluster in Hercules M7 NGC 6543Cat’s Eye Nebula M20Trifid Nebula           M8Lagoon Nebula NGC 6559 M16Eagle Nebula M17Swan Nebula M22 M57Ring Nebula M54 NGC 6744 NGC 6823 NGC 6822Barnard’s Galaxy M27Dumbbell Nebula           NGC 6888Crescent Nebula IC 1318Butterfly Nebula NGC 6914 NGC 6946 NGC 7000 and IC 5070North American and Pelican Nebulae NGC 6960, NGC 6992, and NGC 6995Cygnus Loop NGC 7023Iris Nebula           M39 IC 1396 NGC 7129 IC 5146Cocoon Nebula           IndexAbout the Author/Photographer

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