Constellations

A Field Guide To The Night Sky
Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781623650889
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer. Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations
Author: Jonathan Poppele
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 1591936144
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

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

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky


Author: Mark R. Chartrand
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 714
View: 9835

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A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing
Author: Dean Regas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507207816
Category: Science
Page: 224
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A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

Constellation Finder

A guide to patterns in the night sky with start stories from around the world
Author: Dorcas Miller
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0912550260
Category: Nature
Page: 64
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A guide to patterns in the night sky, with star stories from around the world. People around the world, and through the centuries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Pomo of California, have given names to the patterns they see in the night sky. The latest book in the Finders series of pocket guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find them in the sky. With hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and constellation profiles; heavily illustrated by the author. Most useful for stargazing between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North America, this includes the contiguous United States (except the Florida peninsula and southernmost Texas), and southern Canada. Also includes southern Europe, Turkey, northern China, and Japan.

The Night Sky


Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766093212
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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On any clear night, the night sky offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects, visible to the naked eye: stars, constellations, bright planets, the moon, human-made satellites, and sometimes even meteor showers or the International Space Station. With gorgeous high-definition imagery and a wealth of charts, graphs, and infographics, readers will find here what is visible in the night sky at various times of the year and from what locations around the world. They will learn what additional objects they can see with the help of telescopes, binoculars, and sky maps. Also featured are skywatching terms and night sky observing tips.

Guidebook to the Constellations

Telescopic Sights, Tales, and Myths
Author: Phil Simpson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441969411
Category: Science
Page: 863
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This handbook is a guide to exploring the classical night sky and its wonderful telescopic sights. All 88 officially recognized constellations are presented in natural groups which are related by their origin and location in the sky. Each group is explained by a fascinating story which tells what each constellation represents, how it appears in the sky, and why the other constellations of the group are close by, or related in some other manner. Some of these stories are classical myths which show how and why ancient cultures saw the constellations as related groups. Others are about more modern astronomers who sought recognition by filling in the gaps between the ancient constellations with inventions of their own. Both types of stories are crafted to make the constellation groups memorable, so that amateur astronomers can not only locate and recognize the constellations more easily, but also be able to pinpoint the celestial objects they contain more quickly. Specific instructions are given for finding each constellation, how to spell and pronounce the constellation and star names, plus the origins of the star names. Finder charts show each constellation group and a large area of sky around the group. These charts also indicate pointer stars which aid in finding the constellations. More detailed charts show how each constellation figure is visualized through simple line drawings. For each constellation, there is a table of about 10 to 30 telescopic objects selected to include a wide range of difficulty. Some can be glimpsed with the unaided eye, others require a 12 or 14 inch telescope. All the most prominent telescopic objects are included, plus a varied selection of interesting, but much more difficult objects. The tables include each object’s celestial coordinates, type, size, brightness, other information specific to each type of object, and a recommendation of the appropriate telescope size needed for good viewing. There are also photographs of constellations and telescopic objects, detailed locator charts for the hard-to-find objects, and plots of binary star orbital motions. The same charts used to show the constellation figures are repeated, with the addition of symbols indicating the locations of all the selected telescopic objects. An index and seven appendices help the user find specific objects or classes of objects.

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Night Sky

Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Stargazer!
Author: Howard Schneider
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426325460
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Page: 160
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Provides a guide for beginning stargazers, including sky maps and constellation charts, identification tips, and space facts and jokes.

The Southern Night Sky

A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars and Constellations South of the Equator
Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583551684
Category: Nature
Page: 12
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The Southern Night Sky provides a simplified field reference to familiar stars and constellations. A durable folding guide format is great for use in the field, and allows any level of nature explorer to recognize and easily identify the most common constellations. This guide features glow in the dark constellations (flashlight illuminates the star charts).

The Stargazer's Handbook


Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623657148
Category: Science
Page: 272
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From the craters of the Moon to the far reaches of Orion, The Stargazer's Handbook will enable you to explore space without leaving the comforts of Earth. All you need are a pair of binoculars and a clear night sky to experience the wonders of the universe. This book will take you on a journey through space, beginning with our own moon and neighboring planets before exploring the fascinating sights of deep space-from hypergiant suns and stellar nurseries to blazing nebulae and swirling galaxies. Each star, planet, or constellation is fully illustrated and accompanied by an annotated star map, as well as close-up images that zoom in on areas of interest. Featuring up-to-date information on the latest scientific discoveries, monthly sky maps for both northern and southern hemispheres, history and mythology of all 88 constellations and the rationale behind the names of stars and constellations, The Stargazer's Handbook will fully equip you with the tools to navigate-and understand-the night sky.

12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing

The Untold Stories
Author: Ferdie Pacheco
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9781861058058
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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Boxing's clolourful history is filled with chapters of high drama and simmering controversy. Many boxing fans are familiar with the outcome of the most memorable bouts, but few know the secrets surrounding them. In 'The 12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing', Ferdie Pacheco not only selects the dozen best rounds ever fought, but reveals what went on behind the scenes at these fights, from chicanery and Mob influence to romantic liaisons and the zaniness that seems to go hand in glove with boxing. Did Muhammad Ali's 1965 'Phantom Punch' really knock out Sonny Litson, or was Sonny simply too scared to get off the canvas? With World War II looming, was German heavyweight champoin warned by Adolf Hitler to beat Joe Louis - or else? Did Jack Dempsey have something illegal in his glove when he battered Jess Willard into bloody submission in 1919? The fascinating behind the scenes stories are related by Pacheco and a renowned grup of boxing experts, offering an intimate glimpse of boxing inimitable characters and the often bizarre world they inhabit.

Stories in the Stars

An Atlas of Constellations
Author: Susanna Hislop
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197909
Category: Science
Page: 224
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A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and goddesses, animals and mythical creatures—an endless carnival played out in shining constellations. Amidst this jet-black canvas pricked with white dots, a hunter leaps in pursuit with his dogs at his heels, a sea monster threatens a maiden in distress, and a pair of twins lives forever. In Stories in the Stars, writer and stargazer Susanna Hislop and international artist Hannah Waldron present an imaginative journey through the heavens. Leaping between centuries, cultures, and traditions, they explore each of the night sky’s eighty-eight constellations through gorgeous illustrations and vivid descriptions that will linger in readers’ minds long after they’ve closed the book and stepped outside on a starry night.

Find the Constellations


Author: H. A. Rey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547342578
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
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Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page. New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!

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.

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
Author: Michael Driscoll
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781579123666
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 93
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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.

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope
Author: Bob King
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1624143091
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Advance your knowledge in learning what s up with the night sky with Bob King. Bob lays out a series of activities that are fun and educational while teaching you how to find the international space station, meteor showers and constellations. Experience what the night sky has to offer - You will be amazed at what you can see without a telescope."

The Kids' Guide to the Constellations


Author: Christopher Forest
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429660074
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"Describes various constellations, including the myths surrounding them and how to locate them in the night sky"--Provided by publisher.

NightWatch

A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1552093026
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets