A Walk through the Southern Sky

Author: Milton Heifetz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461389
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Milton D. Heifetz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521544153
Format: PDF
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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.

A Walk Through the Southern Sky

Author: Milton Heifetz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107698987
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. This book provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations. The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.

The Southern Sky Guide

Author: David Ellyard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521714052
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the brilliant and ever-changing sights of the southern sky by night.

Treasures of the Southern Sky

Author: Robert Gendler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781461406273
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This coffee-table book depicts famous features of the southern sky, such as the Magellanic Clouds and the Tarantula Nebula, as well as the brilliant star cluster Pismis 24, the beautiful NGC 1532-1 pair of interacting galaxies and the radiant Toby Jug Nebula.

Southern Night Sky

Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583551684
Format: PDF, ePub
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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).

Zoo in the Sky

Author: Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792259350
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

What We See in the Stars

Author: Kelsey Oseid
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399579540
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans

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Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781609256784
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The nightly appearance of the stars, their arrangement in the sky, their regular risings and settings through the course of the year, have been a source of endless wonder and speculation. But where did the constellations come from and what are the myths associated with them? Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans is the most comprehensive work ever published on the forty-eight classical constellations. Included in this handbook are the only surviving works on the constellation myths that have come down to us from antiquity: an epitome of The Constellations of Eratosthenes --never before translated into English -- and The Poetic Astronomy of Hyginus. Also provided are accurate and detailed commentaries on each constellation myth, and complete references for those who wish to dig deeper. This book is a comprehensive sourcework for anyone interested in astronomy or mythology -- and an ideal resource for the occasional stargazer.

NightWatch

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1552093026
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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