Patrick Moore's Astronomy (Teach Yourself)

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Assuming no previous knowledge, this diagram-packed book guides the reader through the basics of observing the sun, moon, planets, and other bodies such as comets For readers who would like to take a real interest in astronomy, but do not know where to start, this guide ensures that any new stargazer will recognize what they are seeing in the night sky. Complete with star charts, it maps out the skies, and explains what can be seen with the naked eye and inexpensive equipment. Written by the world's most popular astronomer, it includes photographs from his private collection.

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Sir Patrick Moore is a former president of the British Astronomical Association, cofounder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, and the author of more than 70 astronomy books, including Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets, Oxford Astronomy Encyclopedia, and Space: The First 50 Years.

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"I only had a passing interest in astronomy before I read this book. Patrick makes the first few steps into the world of astronomy as painless as possible. I couldn't put the book down, I finished it the same day and have been over it a couple of times since...."―- Amazon.co.uk Customer Review

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