Reach for the stars! Discover the wonders of the universe with this comprehensive guide to astronomy. Recent photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope are combined with surface-contour maps from past space probes to bring the solar system to life in resplendent detail. New Astronomer is a practical guide to finding and studying observable bodies - the moon, sun, planets, comets, constellations, individual stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Easy-to-follow, comprehensive star charts of both the northern and southern hemispheres Includes a free planisphere Practical instructions show readers how to explore the night sky.
|Publisher:||DK Publishing, Inc.|
|Edition description:||1 AMER ED|
|Product dimensions:||8.82(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.76(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book to be loaded with information that new students can use in our Astronomy lab. It covers telescopes, CCD imaging, Finding stars and constellations. We plan to but 24 copies to have in our lab. The language is easy to understand and the illustrations superb.
I teach An Astronomy and Space Technology course at Wake Tech community college in North Carolina, and this book is a great first time book for the general adult who wants to learn about the subject. I wanted to find a book that would have a lot of pictures and have detailed knowledge of the different sections of astronomy. I also wanted it to be current and it is. As an added bonus, it contains a small planisphere, which every observer should have. Having it in the book saves the student a few dollars, and lets them get started right away I do find it missing historical information, which is very important in teaching this course. But overall, very good.