This beautiful book is so much more than just a guide to the stars. Written from a Christian perspective, Dr. Jason Lisle explains the celestial phenomena of God's creation. Beautiful photography, illustrations, and information take you on a tour through the event of stargazing the movement of heavenly bodies, celestial events, telescopes, the moon, sun, stars, and planets, deep sky objects, and the relevance of astronomy.
One especially interesting chapter that makes this stargazing guide a bit different is the chapter concerning the eye and how it works. This is a short chapter that explains the structure of the eye cones, rods, iris, pupil, retina and how they are involved in your vision and adaptation to lighting conditions. There are tips for adapting to night sky viewing with a telescope, binoculars, and with the naked eye.
You will find this book helpful before you begin viewing, and while you are gazing at the night sky. Star charts will help guide you through the constellations, major stars, nebula, the Milky Way, and neighboring galaxies. Incredible photographs of the sun and its activity, the moon and its terrain and phases, and planets with their moons will leave you in awe of the universe in which we live. A planisphere (designed for 40 degrees north) is also now included with the book.
This is a reference that will serve your family well, no matter the ages; and one that can be used for many years. 240 pages, hc. ~ Donna
Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye. Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God's Creation.
Lisle designed Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky for everyone from young students to amateur astronomers. In it you will:
- Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and stars
- Discover how to choose the best telescope for you
- Find 150 stunning, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success
"How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do I find Saturn? What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars? These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book.
Create or expand the hobby of stargazing; an outdoor, educational hobby to enjoy with friends or family. Regardless of your circumstances and the economy, you will always be able to marvel at the beauty of our night sky.