By Jamie Carter
By making an investment simply an hour per week and $50 in binoculars, it’s attainable to profit a couple of uncomplicated concepts and speedy achieve a true perception into the evening sky's ever-changing styles – and what they let us know approximately Earth, the seasons and ourselves. looking out extra for a discovered appreciation of nature and our precise position in the cosmos than educational clinical wisdom, technology and go back and forth author Jamie Carter takes the reader on a 12 month travel of the evening sky's marvelous annual rhythms that say quite a bit approximately Earth. through the trip he learns in regards to the celestial mechanics at paintings within the skies above which are – to the newbie – virtually past trust. in addition to the very important constellations and clusters, and the bizarre and lovely nebulas, he searches out “dark sky locations” around the globe that support bring up wisdom and provides a brand new point of view on generic evening sky attractions. at the trip he witnesses a sunlight eclipse and grapples with star-charts, binoculars, cellphone apps, telescopes, spots satellites and makes an attempt simple astro-photography. via year's finish, the reader can be in a position to look on the evening sky from anyplace in the world and inform what course she or he is dealing with, what time it truly is, the place all of the planets are or even the place the Galactic middle element is.
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A Stargazing Program for Beginners: A Pocket Field Guide (Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide) by Jamie Carter