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365 Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
Chet Raymo (au). The amateur stargazerís home companion, this book offers a unique & fascinating introduction to astronomy designed to give you a complete, clear picture of the sky every night of the year. Divided into 365 concise, illustrated essays, it focuses on the aesthetic as well as the scientific aspects of stargazing. Hundreds of charts, drawings, & maps take you beyond the visible canopy of stars & constellations into the unseen realm of nebulae & galaxies. The text is full of information & helpful hints on how to observe the stars; describe their position, calculate their age, brightness, & distance; & much more. Whether you observe the sky with a telescope or the naked eye, this book brings the heavens within your grasp. Illustrations.
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