The author, Mark R. Chartrand III, is the former chairman of the Hayden Planetarium and executive director of the National Space Institute.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Skyby National Audubon Society, National Audubon Society Staff, Jane Friedman
The National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky provides a concise guided tour of the heavens, from planets in our solar/i>/b>/b>
The most comprehensive field guide available to the fabulous mysteries above--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
The National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky provides a concise guided tour of the heavens, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies, astronomical bodies, phenomena, comets, and more. Featuring a durable vinyl binding, over 700 full-color photographs, sky charts, and constellation charts, as well as detailed descriptive text, this comprehensive, easy-to-use field guide is the perfect companion volume for any stargazer.
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The sheer amount of information in this book may be overwhelming at first, but after even browsing through a few pages, you will learn a lot and crave for more. There are handy thumb-tabs on the side to help guide your way through this beauty. The photos are breathtaking and the background info on each of the constellations is superb. This is a must-buy for all astronomers, whether proffessional or amateur!!!!
I always carry this to show visitors for starwatches and Night Skies in the Observatory at the Franklin Instiute as a good beginning reference to the sky.