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

by Mike Lynch
 

“Make the Stars Your Old Friends!” . . . with Mike Lynch, America’s Master Stargazing instructor. Mike has led stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed 1000s of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professional astronomers!)

Now with Michigan StarWatch you can easily pick up what beginning and advanced

Overview

“Make the Stars Your Old Friends!” . . . with Mike Lynch, America’s Master Stargazing instructor. Mike has led stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed 1000s of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professional astronomers!)

Now with Michigan StarWatch you can easily pick up what beginning and advanced stargazers ages 12 and up have learned in his popular stargazing classes.

• Use the detailed seasonal constellation charts to quickly identify their main stars and find “celestial goodies” such as star clusters, nebulae, and other galaxies.
• Enjoy the stories and mythology of characters for whom the constellations are named, including Orion the Hunter, Cassiopeia the Queen, and Perseus the Hero.
• Locate the most prominent seasonal constellations with easy-to-use monthly star maps designed especially for Michigan’s northern latitude.
• Learn about the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, planets, as well as comets, meteor showers, and aurora borealis. There is even a planet locator guide good through 2015!
• Gain firsthand advice on purchasing a telescope and other stargazing equipment, plus find listings of local astronomy resources.

You won’t find a more enthusiastic guide to the night sky than Mike Lynch, and you won’t find a better guidebook to our night sky than Michigan StarWatch. About the Author: Mike Lynch is the author of Mike Lynch’s Minnesota StarWatch. He has been a broadcast meteorologist and personality at WCCO Radio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1981, as well as a regular weekly astronomy columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Lynch has taught thousands of stargazing classes since 1973.

He loves teaching the basics of stargazing and especially loves pointing out constellations and telling the stories about them. The main goal Lynch has for his students is to “make the stars your old friends!”

Editorial Reviews

Over the past three decades, Minneapolis WCCO meteorologist Mike Lynch has taught thousands of stargazing classes to backyard astronomers, ages 12 years and up. In Michigan Starwatch, he uses that hard-won expertise to entertain as he educates. This handy spiral-bound book enables readers to use detailed seasonal constellation charts to quickly identify main stars and celestial groupings. In addition, the book teaches readers about the moon; solar and lunar eclipses; planets; comets; meteor showers; and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896586758
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
Mlive.com, July 31, 2005 (575,000 unique visitors; 41 million page views per month)“Lynch, a long-time stargazer, has geared the contents of the oversized book to what residents in the Mitten State see when they look upward at night, with a wonderful series of month-specific star maps at the back and a list of the brightest stars from our vantage point.”

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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