Three Hundred and Sixty Five Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 30, 1990 - Science - 240 pages
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THE AMATEUR STARGAZER'S ULTIMATE HOME COMPANION
365 Starry Nights is a unique and fascinating introduction to astronomy designed to give you a complete, clear picture of the sky every night of the year. Divided into 365 concise, illustrated essays, it focuses on the aesthetic as well as the scientific aspects of stargazing. It offers the most up-to-date information available, with hundreds of charts, drawings, and maps-that take you beyond the visible canopy of stars and constellations into the unseen realm of nebulae and galaxies.
This simple yet substantial text is full of critical information and helpful hints on how to observe the stars; describe their position; calculate their age, brightness, and distance; and much more. Whether you observe the sky with a telescope or the naked eye, 365 Starry Nights makes the infinite intimate and brings the heavens within your grasp. Keep this invaluable, informative guide close at hand, and you'll find that the sky is the limit 365 nights a year.
  

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I expected this book to have actual pictures of the night sky for each of the 365 days. It doesn't have any images of the night sky. Instead it uses "connect the dot" type images to depict the various constellations. ... Read full review

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I been reading and rereading this book every night for the past few years. A really nice book for the beginners and people like me who need to remember the "Easy Stuff" that we sometimes forget.

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Wonders of the Sky
Tamra Andrews
Limited preview - 2004

About the author (1990)

Chet Raymo is the author of The Soul of the Night and Honey from the Rock. He is a professor of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.

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