The Young Astronomer

 
9780751356496: The Young Astronomer

Building on a child's natural fascination with the sky, stars and moon, this book provides hands-on experiments to help the child spot a planet and trace a comet's path. It explains how to plot the northern and southern hemisphere, make a lunar eclipse model and find the craters of the moon.

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Harry Ford is the Planetarium Lecturer at the Old Observatory in Greenwich, England. He first became interested in the sky at the age of 10, after seeing the rings of the planet Saturn through a small telescope. In 1970, he became the first full-time Curator of the Mills Observatory in his hometown of Dundee, Scotland. Together with his wife, he built the tiny Southend Planetarium in Essex, England, and in 1985, he was awarded the prestigious Lorimer Gold Medal of the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh.

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Designed to a fare-thee-well by the British packager Dorling Kindersley, this handsome volume is well-suited to a novice explorer of the stars and planets. Intelligently divided into manageable learning-bites, the young reader is introduced to astronomy's pioneers - Ptolemy, Copernicus, Gallileo; told what to look for and where in the night sky, and even clearer instructions for making a telescope at home. If the book has a major drawback, it is its classroom-like emphasis on projects, with detailed and numbered steps to completion. Every double page spread has its own project, and the lack of a continuing, connected text may be disappointing to a child seriously interested in delving deeper into astronomy. Author Harry Ford is Planetarium Lecturer at the Old Observatory in Greenwich, England and an enthusiastic guide for neophytes. The Child who is hooked by this introduction to the galaxy will surely be inspired to learn more. -- From Parents' Choice®

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