Stargazing Basics: Getting Started in Recreational Astronomy

Stargazing Basics: Getting Started in Recreational Astronomy

by Paul E. Kinzer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107439405
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 217,067
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Paul E. Kinzer has many years' experience as an amateur astronomer and educator. He currently runs his own small business, traveling to schools and other venues with a Starlab portable planetarium, to share his knowledge of the night sky with groups of all ages.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: why another stargazing guide?; Part I. Stargazing Techniques and Equipment: 1. With the naked eye alone; 2. Binoculars: the next step; 3. 'But I want a telescope!'; Part II. What's up There?: 4. The Solar System; 5. The deep sky; Part III. A Stargazing Glossary: Appendix 1. The Greek alphabet; Appendix 2. The constellations; Some simple star charts; Index.

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