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Philip's Stargazing 2005 is the first edition of a month-by-month guide to the ever-changing night sky, written by internationally known astronomy writers and broadcasters Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest. Concise and informative, it will help starwatchers to see all the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye or with a large telescope. The guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40 and 60[degrees]N - the British Isles, Europe as far south as Rome, Canada, and northern United States as far south as Philadelphia. Twelve chapters - one for each month of the year - form the heart of the book. Each month has a colour star map showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each chapter includes: special events during the month, such as eclipses and how to observe them; a featured deep sky object; an astro-photograph; and a brief article related to the view that month.Also included is a concise summary of the 'whys' and 'hows' of observational astronomy, a round-up of new observing or imaging equipment, maps for the whole year's movement for the observable planets and major events in space exploration, and a 'spotters' guide' giving a check list of objects to observe during the year.
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Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest are internationally recognised writers and broadcasters on astronomy, space and science. Among their many books are Mars: The Inside Story of the Red Planet; Extreme Universe; To the Ends of the Universe; How the Universe Works; The Guide to the Galaxy; and The Space Atlas. They write a regular astronomy column for The Independent newspaper. Heather is a past President of both the British Astronomical Association (1984-86) and the Society for Popular Astronomy (1987-89), and was Gresham Professor of Astronomy from 1993-96. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Physics, and a Millennium Commissioner. Nigel Henbest is a former Astronomy Consultant to New Scientist magazine, Editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association, and Media Consultant to the Royal Greenwich Observatory
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Book Description Philip's, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0540087033