A Walk through the Southern Sky

A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends
Author: Milton Heifetz,Wil Tirion
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461389
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? This book answers these questions and many more. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them. Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and move easily between constellations. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to 2016. The ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold to add to the mystery of the stars. Of value to all ages, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.

A Walk Through the Heavens

A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends
Author: Milton D. Heifetz,Wil Tirion
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521544153
Category: Nature
Page: 87
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Introduces the patterns of the night sky with simplified maps to guide beginners in locating the constellations and the stars within them, and includes ancient myths and legends related to the stars.

Zoo in the Sky

A Book of Animal Constellations
Author: Jacqueline Mitton,Christina Balit
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792259350
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations. Reprint.

Written in the Stars

Constellations, facts and folklore
Author: Alison Davies
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1787133168
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Ever looked up and longed to know more about the constellations that inhabit the night sky? This is the perfect guide to discovering the stars and their stories. Written in the Stars leads you through the heavens above as you discover the scientific facts, legends and myths that surround the 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Uncover the patterns in the stars through the richly illustrated pages of this charming book, which brings each of the constellations to life. Discover the secret to why crows are as black as coal, which goddess weaves coloured clouds, who cut their hair to protect their husband, and which is the smallest star in the sky. Visually stunning, with metallic ink throughout, Written in the Stars captures the beauty of our twinkling night sky and is the perfect gift for novice stargazers and armchair astronomers alike.

The Rough Guide to the Universe

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858289397
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 390
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Whether you're a novice or an experienced amateur astronomer, The Rough Guide to the Universe is an indispensable book. Giving both a guide to the universe and an accessible overview of the science of astronomy, the Rough Guide features: bull; Concise information on every planet in the solar system, as well as the sun, moon, asteroids and comets. bull; Practical advice on observing the planets and stars, with binoculars, telescopes and the naked eye. bull; Incisive explanations of the latest theories about how the universe began and how it might end, the formation of galaxies and galaxy clusters, and weird concepts such as dark matter, worm holes and superstrings. bull; Dozens of photographs, plus star charts of every constellation, showing the night sky in the Northern and the Southern hemispheres. bull; Detailed listings of star clubs, planetariums, "deep sky " sites and Internet resources. John Scalzi is a writer and backyard astronomer who views the universe from the dark skies of Ohio's Amish Country.

Glow-In-The-Dark Constellations

A Field Guide for Young Stargazers
Author: C. E. Thompson
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN: 9780448412528
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups


Sternbilder und Wetterzeichen
Author: Aratos
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 183
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The Stargazer's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Q. L. Pearce
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780812594232
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 469

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A guide to identifying constellations includes an explanation of the mythology surrounding them, a description of their most notable stars, and facts about the wonders of space, along with a punch-out star wheel. Reissue.

Celebrating the Earth

Stories, Experiences, and Activities
Author: Norma J. Livo
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087769
Category: Education
Page: 174
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Invite young readers to observe, explore, and appreciate the natural world through engaging activities. Livo shows you how to use folk stories, personal narrative, and a variety of learning projects to teach students about amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, constellations, plants, aquatic creatures, and other natural phenomena. Designed to build a Naturalist Intelligence in young learners and give them an appreciation of and respect for the natural world, these stories and activities are packed with scientific information.

50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie

Author: Joanne Baker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3827429021
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Eine Entdeckungsreise durch unser Universum – vom Urknall bis zur Astrobiologie. In 50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie erklärt Joanne Baker klar und prägnant die wichtigen Konzepte, großen Entdeckungen und neuesten Theorien der Astronomen und Astrophysiker.

Easy Field Guide to the Arizona Night Sky

Author: Dan Heim
Publisher: American Traveler Press
ISBN: 9780935810783
Category: History
Page: 32
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This guide is your map for a personal stargazing tour through the Arizona Night Sky. Included are the legends of the night sky from the region's Native American tribes.

Stars Over Hawaii

Author: Edwin Bryan, Jr.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780912180731
Page: 72
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The stars in the night sky over the HawaiianIslands overwhelm us with feelings ofwonder and amazement. They evoke imagesof Hawai'i's first people, sailing from farawaylands, finding their way by use of thestars in the heavens. Their knowledge of theskies, from Höküpa'a (North Star) toHänaiakamalama (Southern Cross) helpedthem navigate the vast Pacific in voyagingcanoes and discover new homes. Today, astronomershave explored the heavens withthe use of advanced telescopes, satellites andspace vehicles traveling to our sun, moon,planets and beyond. Two voyages of discovery separated by centuries, haveboth found a home in Hawai'i.Stars Over Hawaiçi presents an introduction to the study of Astronomyand an overview of current knowledge about the night sky above us andthe vast universe beyond. Descriptions of the constellations and some ofthe stories behind the Greek and Roman mythology that is associated withtheir names is included. Twelve monthly star charts, plus two that labelstar names in Hawaiian, will help guide you through the year in your ownexplorations of Hawai'i's brilliant starlit sky. Readers can learn about"Lahaina Noon," when the sun casts no shadow, a phenomenon exclusiveto latitudes near the equator. Hawaiian Astronomy is explored throughlegend, surviving oral history, and the ongoing observation of the skiesand our planet. The Hawaiian Moon Calendar is discussed and the Nightsof the Moon are depicted and labeled in Hawaiian and other Pacific languages.Polynesian voyaging and wayfinding is celebrated with the inclusionof the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Star Compasses.Man's knowledge of our solar system and the universe has increaseddramatically in the 60 years since Stars Over Hawai'i was first published.This latest edition builds upon a solid foundation to bring star gazers upto date with current statistics and theories about our universe.Stars Over Hawai'i marries the knowledge of the masterful navigatorsand astronomers of ancient Hawai'i with today's astronomy experts to bringyou an integrated view of Hawai'i's skies, past and present.


Astronomy Without a Telescope
Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794459
Category: Nature
Page: 209
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Patrick Moore's illustrated month-by-month guide to astronomy with the naked eye.

Star and planet spotting

a field guide to the night sky
Author: Peter Lancaster Brown
Publisher: Blandford
ISBN: 9780713706550
Category: Nature
Page: 155
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