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Download Stargazers' Almanac: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets epub

by Bob Mizon




-- Perfect for beginners -- Perfect for children -- No telescope required Explore the night skies with this beautiful illustrated monthly guide to the stars and planets. This large-format almanac allows you to step outside and track the planets, locate the Milky Way, recognise the constellations of the zodiac and watch meteor showers. Stargazers' Almanac 2013 is a beautiful month-by-month guide to the night skies. It's designed specifically for naked-eye astronomy -- no telescope required! -- making it ideal for beginners, children and backyard astronomers. It has become a popular Christmas gift -- and one which lasts the whole year round. Each monthly chart features two views of the night sky looking north and south, and a visual guide to the phases of the moon and the movements of the planets. The notes include fascinating insights into the science, history, folklore and myths of the stars and planets. This year there are feature articles on Britain's newest dark-sky reserves -- the best places in the UK for stargazing -- and on Edwin Powell Hubble, who died 60 years ago. Stargazers' Almanac 2013 also features: -- Advice on how to navigate the night sky -- Overhead reference map of the sky -- Reference plan of constellations -- Glossary of constellations and Latin names -- Glossary of brightness of stars -- Guide to the signs of the zodiac and how they relate to the stars -- Loop and eyelet for easy wall hanging; presented in a sturdy cardboard gift envelope The almanac is endorsed by the British Astronomical Association's Campaign for Dark Skies. 'Sky glow' affects nearly all Britain's night skies with the result that the beauty of our starlit skies, twilight and emerging daybreak are being drowned in an orange sodium glow. Suitable for astronomy enthusiasts throughout the Northern Hemisphere's temperate latitudes.
Download Stargazers' Almanac: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets epub
ISBN: 0863158897
ISBN13: 978-0863158896
Category: Science
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Author: Bob Mizon
Language: English
Publisher: Floris Books (September 1, 2012)
ePUB size: 1164 kb
FB2 size: 1330 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 784
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Thozius
Great calendar! Fun star almanac.
Fesho
I didn't read the whole info. Still, I can use the charts. Pays to pay more attention. I won't buy another one.
Gholbimand
Very well designed and easy to follow sky maps allows the reader to orient themselves to the evening sky features, north or south, early or late
WUNDERKIND
you can obtain the same info from a free app.. i find this almanac to be plain and dull... i expected it to be packed with info and mild trivia.. it is not... i would not spend the money on this item again
Steep
Large and easy to read. Simple but informative. It helps me to locate brightest objects very quickly. Well designed and attractive.
Fohuginn
this is 2013 last years guide to 2014 night sky ,not what should even be sold. NO WAY did get credit for return
Gogal
Nice overview of the Southern/Northern hemisphere skies by date.