Guide to the Stars
Guide to the
The 5th edition (published 2013) of the 16-inch diameter plastic Guide to the Stars chart is an instrument to help you identify the constellations. You simply dial-in your observing time and date to find the set of constellations visible in your sky (this is accomplished by turning the clear top piece). Although this chart is designed for beginners, seasoned amateur astronomers will find it useful, too. This chart can be used anywhere in the world between latitudes 30 and 60 degrees North, which includes the US and Canada, England, Europe, Northern China and Japan. The 16-inch diameter is large and easy to read, ideal for families, teachers and seniors! The 5th edition has been improved by indicating more binocular objects and providing more pertinent information on the back, all without increasing clutter or decreasing the text size. The front chart indicates 70 Constellations, the Names of 55 Stars, the Milky Way Band, the Ecliptic (which is the path of the Sun, Moon and Planets), 54 favorite Double Stars, the Summer Triangle, Winter/Summer Tours and 56 Galaxies, Star Clusters and Nebulae that can be observed with binoculars or a small telescope. Additionally, favorite star patterns are noted, like the Great Square of Pegasus, the Circlet of Pisces, the Northern Cross of Cyg...
- Brand: David Levy
- ASIN: 1928771017
The Night Sky 40°-50° (Large) Star Finder
The Night Sky 40°-50° (Large) Star
The Night Sky is a rotating star finder- or planisphere that allows the user to recognize the constellations for any time of night, any day of the year. The sky appears to rotate (due to the rotation and orbital motion of the earth), so to be successful recognizing the constellations a beginner needs to know which stars are above the horizon at any time. This is the full-sized version of The Night Sky suitable for the 40Â°-50Â° latitude zone (northern United States and parts of Europe). We have versions for the following latitude zones: 50°-60°, 40°-50°, 30°-40°, 20°-30°, and the Southern Hemisphere. We also have pocket-sized versions available for the same latitude zones.
- Brand: Brand: David Chandler Co.
- ASIN: 0961320745
- UPC: 721212213087
Star Finder!: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night Sky
Star Finder!: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night
From Orion to the Pleiades and Cassiopeia to Aries, this simple guide to star-hopping will takes kids on an exciting journey around the night sky's most famous constellations.Budding astronomers will love this stunning, new approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying more than 20 constellations across the northern hemisphere, and making the night sky easier to navigate than ever before. From the constellations of the Zodiac to our very own Milky Way, kids can learn the learn the fascinating stories behind each constellation and learn to spot some of the stunning planets, galaxies, and nebulas in our universe. Four paths across the sky will lead readers from one constellation to the next, gradually building upon their knowledge.StarFinder! comes complete with a glow-in-the dark star finder, perfect for budding stargazers to practice their new knowledge under the night sky.
- ASIN: 1465464751
What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky
What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated
A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more. Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.
- ASIN: 0399579532
Stars and Planets: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System - Updated and Expanded Edition (Princeton Field Guides)
Stars and Planets: The Most Complete Guide to
The indispensable guide to the night sky―now in a newly updated and expanded editionIn this newly updated and expanded edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most informative, user-friendly, comprehensive, and authoritative celestial field guide available. The product of a thirty-year collaboration between one of the world’s leading astronomy writers and the world’s foremost celestial mapmaker, Stars and Planets features superb color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page; clear and engaging writing; a spacious and attractive design; and a compact size. This updated edition features the latest information on stars, a revised section on planets that incorporates recent research on exoplanets, and some revised charts and new photographs. Simply put, Stars and Planets is indispensable. Don’t leave home―at night―without it.Detailed charts covering all 88 constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheresData and notes on all bright stars and other objects of interestDetailed Moon maps and descriptions of the main lunar featuresTips on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes, to suit any budgetThe only guide to pr...
- ASIN: 0691177880
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the
Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025. The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material. NightWatch has been acclaimed as the best general interest introduction to astronomy. The fourth edition has improvements over the 3rd edition in every chapter, including: The famous charts, ideal for stargazers using a small telescope or binoculars A complete update of the equipment section, including computerized telescopes An enlarged photography section, including how-to instructions for using the new generation of digital cameras for astronomical photography, both with and without a telescope The tables of future solar and lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions and planet locations, updated through 2025. This edition includes star charts for use in the southern hemisphere. There are also dozens of new photographs throughout the book that show the latest thrilling discoveries made by current space observatories and probes.
- Brand: Firefly Books
- ASIN: 155407147X
50 Things To See With A Telescope - Kids: A Constellation Focused Approach
50 Things To See With A Telescope -
From the author of the bestselling book 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, this colorful edition explores the constellations with young readers, guiding them to dozens of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. Every page features a helpful "telescope view", showing exactly how objects appear through a small telescope or binoculars.While a member of the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society in California, John Read taught thousands of students how to use telescopes and explore the night sky. Now, he's sharing this knowledge with you! Even without a telescope, this introduction to the night sky is essential for every child's collection. A new version of this book called "50 Things to See with a Telescope - A Young Stargazer's Guide" will also be available September, 2018.
- ASIN: 0999034650
Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy)
Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy
Stars Above, Earth Below uses photographs and sky charts to form a connection between what is seen on the ground and in the sky, and looks at the deeper scientific meaning behind these sights. Nordgren describes other objects in the Solar System with features similar to those on Earth and links the geological features seen in the national parks to the very latest NASA spacecraft discoveries on other planets and their moons. Additionally, historical context is discussed to show why we humans (who have lived in and around our national parts for tens of thousands of years) have always been astronomers.The first book to make direct connections between astronomy and the landscapes, processes and cultures one experiences in the US National ParksEach chapter ties a specific astronomical phenomenon to a particular National Park or type of park and concludes with a “See for yourself” section that shows you how to see the planets, stars, nebulae, moons, etc. that are described within that chapterA personal guide showing the reader the astronomical phenomena that you can see for yourself when visiting the U.S. National Parks
- Brand: Brand: Praxis
- ASIN: 1441916482
Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!
Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space
“No matter how many times you’ve orbited the Sun, Astronomy for Kids is really for kids of all ages. Dr. Betts shows you how to become an astronomer―an observer of the stars. With this book, you can know the cosmos and your place within it. Read on, walk out, and look up!”―Bill Nye, science educator, author, and CEO of The Planetary SocietyOne of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside.With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, “that’s Jupiter,” and, “those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan,” and maybe even, “that group of stars doesn’t have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs.”From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon’s craters and mountains―Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system, with:30 sights for the naked eye (yes, 30!) objects to see without any equip...
- ASIN: 1641521430
They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths
They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star
For countless generations, Native American storytellers have watched the night sky and told tales of the stars and the constellations. The stars themselves tell many tales—of children who have danced away from home, of six brothers who rescue a maiden from the fearful Rolling Skull, of the great wounded sky bear, whose blood turns the autumn leaves red, and many more.
- Brand: HMH Books for Young Readers
- ASIN: 0618809120
- UPC: 046442809122
21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies (Fifth Edition) (Vol. 2)
21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies (Fifth Edition)
A textbook that facilitates learning by doing. Influenced by astronomy education research, 21st Century Astronomy offers a complete pedagogical and media package that facilitates learning by doing, while the new one-column design makes the Fifth Edition the most accessible introductory text available today.
- ASIN: 0393265129
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky (Child's Introduction Series)
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The
Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.
- Brand: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
- ASIN: 157912366X
- UPC: 768821236663
The Art of Urban Astronomy: A Guide to Stargazing Wherever You Are
The Art of Urban Astronomy: A Guide to
Did you know that stars are seasonal? That Orion is one of the brightest constellations? That a single day on Venus is longer than an entire year on Venus? Space has captivated mankind since the beginning of time. Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on the moon, and since then our knowledge of astronomy has continued to expand. With so many mysteries yet to be solved, science journalist Abigail Beall takes readers on an astonishing journey though the landscape of space. In The Art of Urban Astronomy, you will be guided through the seasons and learn about the brightest stars and constellations, the myths and legends of astronomy and how to identify star clusters and galaxies with just your eyes or a pair of binoculars. For urban dwellers wrapped up in the rush and bustle of the city, it can be calming and truly valuable to take the time simply to stop, look and reconnect with nature. Packed full of seasonal star charts, constellation charts and fascinating facts, this is the perfect guide for those who have looked up at the night sky and don't know where to begin. After listening to this book, you'll never look up in the same way again.
- ASIN: B07SNVW2T4
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Night Sky of North America
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Night Sky
We all gaze at the night sky in wonder—and this guidebook, the ninth in the National Geographic Pocket Guide series, provides a go-to reference for everything filling the dark canvas above us. A basic guide to the solar system, distant galaxies, exoplanets and deep space, satellites and spacecraft, the big bang, meteor showers, and moon phases, this book also features scores of sky and constellation charts for stargazers. Each of the 147 featured topics includes a photograph or explanatory illustration or graphic. Interesting facts and tips throughout offer a quick guide to observing the night sky with the naked eye, from the Big Dipper and the North Star to auroras and eclipses.
- Brand: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
- ASIN: 1426217854
50 Things To See With A Small Telescope
50 Things To See With A Small
50 Things to See with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae visible right from your backyard! The book includes easy to follow star maps and eclipse charts updated through the year 2030. With the "Telescope View" feature, you will see how objects appear when viewed through a small telescope. This book will help you:Choose the telescope that's right for your budgetIdentify prominent stars and major constellationsSee bright nebulae and globular clustersExplore the Moon and planetsView comets and asteroidsTrack the Space Station and spot satellite flairsSo much more!
- ASIN: 0615826717
Stargazing For Dummies
Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on viewing other night sky objects such as planets and nebulae. It's a great introduction to a fun new hobby, and even provides a fun way to get the kids outside while doing something educational! Gives you an introduction to looking at the sky with binoculars or a telescope Offers advice on photographing the night sky Without needing to get your head around mind-bending theories, you can take part in some practical physics If you're looking for easy-to-follow guidance on getting to know the night sky, Stargazing For Dummies has you covered.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1118411560
The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos
The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the
The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond.Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes.The position, size, and color of every night-sky object is revealed with unprecedented clarity, and a specially commissioned 3-D model of the celestial sphere that surrounds our planet charts all 88 constellations, together forming a complete map of the sky. From the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, key areas in astronomy and cosmology are covered, and colorful infographics distill a wealth of data into an easy-to-digest visual format.Whether you want to know more about space and the night sky or are eager to take up stargazing, The Stars is your guide to exploring these fascinating marvels of the universe.
- Brand: DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
- ASIN: 1465453407
Stellarscope Handheld Star Finder / Gazer, Astronomy Scope with Accessories
Stellarscope Handheld Star Finder / Gazer, Astronomy
Hand-held portable planetarium identifies stars and constellations. Quickly locate and identify more than 1,500 stars that are visible to the naked eye. Choose the adapter for your latitude, rotate the time/date selector for the current date and time, and look through the Stellarscope for a star map aligned with the actual night sky as it appears in your location at that moment. Accurate between 20 degrees and 60 degrees north or south latitude, which includes the continental U.S. as well as most of Alaska and Canada south of the Arctic Circle.
- Color: black, white
- Brand: The Sarut Group
- ASIN: B00FLONQTW
- UPC: 793631649099
A Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets (Peterson Field Guides)
A Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets
The fourth edition of this best-selling field guide was revised and updated, and each printing brings further updates with the latest information. As of the 16th printing (December 2018), most of the time-sensitive material has been updated for the next decade. Twenty-four color Monthly Sky Maps show exactly what you’ll see when facing north or south in the night sky. Fifty-two color Atlas Charts cover the entire sky, including close-ups of areas of special interest, such as the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula. Two dozen pages cover the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse whose path crossed the continental United States, and other aspects of recent and future solar eclipses.
- Color: Silver
- Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- ASIN: 0395934311
- UPC: 046442934312
Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them
Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky
With over 150,000 copies sold since its first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. This unique guidebook to the night sky shows you how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets actually look through a small telescope, while its large pages and spiral binding allow for use outside. Along with updated star names and astronomical information, this new edition provides links to a dedicated webpage with up-to-date tables and images, and an improved planets chapter. The many Dobsonian-friendly images and small telescope views have been revised to account for changes in modern telescope technology, such as larger field of view eyepieces. With dedicated chapters on Northern and Southern Hemisphere objects, it's never been easier to explore the night sky, wherever you are. Additional resources are available on the accompanying website: www.cambridge.org/turnleft.
- ASIN: 1108457568
Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #26
Today Phil’s explaining the stars and how they can be categorized using their spectra. Together with their distance, this provides a wealth of information about them including their luminosity, size, and temperature. The HR diagram plots stars’ luminosity versus temperature, and most stars fall a...
Exploring Stars in Our Galaxy - Full Documentary
Exploring The Southern Stars - Full Documentary "Billions and billions" of stars in a galaxy (after a quote often mistakenly attributed to Carl Sagan) is how many people imagine the number of stars you would find in one. Is there any way to know the answer for sure? "It's a surprisingly difficul...
High Mass Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #31
Massive stars fuse heavier elements in their cores than lower mass stars. This leads to the creation of heavier elements up to iron. Iron robs critical energy from the core, causing it to collapse. The shock wave, together with a huge swarm of neutrinos, blast through the star’s outer layers, cau...