Collins Stargazing :Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Collins Stargazing

Collins Stargazing :Beginners Guide to Astronomy

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Published: 6 October, 2016
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A brilliant introductory guide to exploring the night sky, from the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Offering complete advice from the ground up, Stargazing is the perfect manual for beginners to astronomy - introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps.

Discover how to tackle light pollution, how to stargaze with just your eyes, and what equipment is best for beginners.

Astronomy experts Radmila Topalovic and Tom Kerss explain the best ways to plan your stargazing experience and the key things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year.

With seasonal star charts, constellation charts and facts about our Solar System, Stargazing is packed of useful information and guidance for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Bridging the gap between human curiosity and the need for scientific expertise, Stargazing allows a complete novice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky.

The perfect companion to the best-selling Guide to the Night Sky from Collins, Stargazing is a great way to get started in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Download your free resource booklet to follow the star chart explanations on the Stargazing audiobook - visit collins.co.uk/stargazing-booklet

'A perfect book for anyone looking to start a new hobby or simply have a better understanding of our Universe.'- Firetrench

'This accessible and well-presented book would make an ideal gift for any beginner to astronomy - recommended.' Journal of the British Astronomical Association

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day and year.

Radmila Topalovic heads up Science & Engineering at Kaplan International College in London Bridge, having spent more than seven years at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich
developing and delivering acclaimed education programmes.

Tom Kerss is a London-based freelance astronomer, astrophotographer, writer and speaker, specialising in the rewarding task of connecting people to their shared universe.

Type Book
ISBN 9780008196271
Number Of Pages 224
Item Weight 350 g
Product Dimensions 148 x 210 x 11 mm
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback