Starfinder: Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Night Sky

Starfinder: Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Night Sky

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Item #: 056987
ISBN: 9781465414533
Grades: 6-AD

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DK books are typically beautiful and this is no exception! This large format hardcover book, 12"x 12", showcases 2-page photos of star trails, a whirlpool galaxy, the Aurora Australis, the Horsehead Nebula, comet trails, and stages of a lunar eclipse before teaching you how to view the night sky. The book is 128 pages in length and is divided into four sections Finding your way, The solar system, Mapping the sky, and a monthly sky guide. Finding Your Way offers an overview of objects found in the night sky, the Milky Way, and how you can view the night sky. The Solar System takes you on a journey past the sun and moon, the planets, and other objects that travel in our universe. Mapping the Sky takes you through a myriad of constellations and where they can be spotted in the night sky. The Monthly Sky Guide offers month-by-month information on what can be seen from the southern and northern latitudes. In true DK fashion, along with the information the reader will be awed by the beautiful photography capturing the elements of the night sky.

A Planisphere is included with this book, and is a real bonus when trying to pinpoint the constellations. Simply find the time on the outer edge at which you are looking at the sky, and line it up with the date. The constellations that can be seen at 35 latitude will line up in the viewing area. Have some great fun as you explore and discover the wonders of the night sky!

DK books are typically beautiful and this is no exception! This large format hardcover book, 12"x 12", showcases 2-page photos of star trails, a whirlpool galaxy, the Aurora Australis, the Horsehead Nebula, comet trails, and stages of a lunar eclipse before teaching you how to view the night sky. The book is 128 pages in length and is divided into four sections Finding your way, The solar system, Mapping the sky, and a monthly sky guide. Finding Your Way offers an overview of objects found in the night sky, the Milky Way, and how you can view the night sky. The Solar System takes you on a journey past the sun and moon, the planets, and other objects that travel in our universe. Mapping the Sky takes you through a myriad of constellations and where they can be spotted in the night sky. The Monthly Sky Guide offers month-by-month information on what can be seen from the southern and northern latitudes. In true DK fashion, along with the information the reader will be awed by the beautiful photography capturing the elements of the night sky.

A Planisphere is included with this book, and is a real bonus when trying to pinpoint the constellations. Simply find the time on the outer edge at which you are looking at the sky, and line it up with the date. The constellations that can be seen at 35 latitude will line up in the viewing area. Have some great fun as you explore and discover the wonders of the night sky!

Category Description for Astronomy Reference Books:
Category Description for ASTRONOMY / SPACE:
Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
6
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781465414533
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Dorling Kindersley
Weight
2.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
12.0" x 12.0" x 0.5"
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Great introduction for high school astronomy next year.
Roxanna W on Aug 31, 2018
Great introduction for high school astronomy next year.
Roxanna W on Aug 31, 2018
My Godson is interested in stars and constellations so hopefully this is a good book for him.
NARDY B on Dec 18, 2017
My Godson is interested in stars and constellations so hopefully this is a good book for him.
NARDY B on Dec 18, 2017
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