Constellations of the Northern Sky

Constellations of the Northern Sky

Season-by-season guide to the skies of the northern hemisphere, with introductory essays, sixteen color charts, and a close-up look at fifty-four constellations.

Author: Gary Mechler

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0679779981

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Season-by-season guide to the skies of the northern hemisphere, with introductory essays, sixteen color charts, and a close-up look at fifty-four constellations.
Categories: Nature

Guide to Northern Constellations

Guide to Northern Constellations

This is a beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. This brief introduction will help the novice to get his or her bearings in the night sky.

Author: Robin Scagell

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group

ISBN: 0540084530

Category: Constellations

Page: 32

View: 467

This is a beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. This brief introduction will help the novice to get his or her bearings in the night sky.
Categories: Constellations

Exploring Constellations

Exploring Constellations

Explore the amazing science behind constellations.

Author: Sara L. Latta

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781474749954

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Page: 32

View: 417

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Stories of the Constellations

Stories of the Constellations

Explained in this book are the stories behind the 12 star signs (such as the Gemini twins, the Taurus bull), along with more than 25 other characters from mythology who also have a place in the heavens, such as Perseus carrying Medusa’s ...

Author: Kieron Connolly

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782741978

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 982

How did the Great Bear get its name? Where can I find Orion in the sky? And why is the constellation of Cassiopeia hanging upside down? Stories of the Constellations collects 40 classic myths and legends of the night sky. Aries may be a ram, but why can it be found among the stars? How can you find the Big Dipper? What are the stories behind Cancer the Crab, Sagittarius the Centaur and Hydra the serpent? Explained in this book are the stories behind the 12 star signs (such as the Gemini twins, the Taurus bull), along with more than 25 other characters from mythology who also have a place in the heavens, such as Perseus carrying Medusa’s head of snakes, three-headed dog Cerberus and hero Hercules fighting the dragon Draco. Stories of the Constellations is illustrated throughout with outstanding new artworks for each character, showing how the constellation fits the character. There are also colour illustrations of one of the stories about each character and locator maps that allow the reader to find the constellations in the night sky. As well as explanations of how to read the sky at night, the story behind each featured character is explained and there are easy-to-read ‘Did you know?’ factboxes. Packed with educational and fun information on both classical mythology and astronomy, Stories of the Constellations is a colourful and exciting read.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Constellation Finder

Constellation Finder

The latest book in the Nature Study Guides series of pocket guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find them in the sky.

Author: Dorcas S. Miller

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 0912550260

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 635

The latest book in the Nature Study Guides series of pocket guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find them in the sky.
Categories: Nature

Star Lore of All Ages

Star Lore of All Ages

Includes stories about each of the 12 zodiac signs as well as tales about other constellations, this volume provides historic context behind each of the major star symbols.

Author: William Tyler Olcott

Publisher: Bright Sparks

ISBN: NYPL:33433068235146

Category: Constellations

Page: 453

View: 209

Includes stories about each of the 12 zodiac signs as well as tales about other constellations, this volume provides historic context behind each of the major star symbols.
Categories: Constellations

StarFinder for Beginners

StarFinder for Beginners

Packed with crystal-clear visuals, easy-to-read maps, and top tips, you'll have no problems navigating the starry night with this indispensable guide.

Author: Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241328620

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 769

Turn your eyes to the skies for this starry-eyed spectacular! Take this practical page-turner on your out-of-this-world adventure to experience cosmic wonders, key constellations, and intergalactic information.?? Packed with crystal-clear visuals, easy-to-read maps, and top tips, you'll have no problems navigating the starry night with this indispensable guide. Discover the most important constellations visible in the Northern Hemisphere, read the amazing stories behind each constellation, recognise the constellations of the zodiac, and experience the Milky Way as never before. Learn how to spot planets, galaxies, and nebulas in our Universe, as mind-blowing patterns in the sky are revealed in unprecedented detail. With a foreword by British space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock and a glow-in-the-dark night-sky viewer included, StarFinder For Beginners is the total package for budding astronomers and rising stars everywhere.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

StarFinder

StarFinder

From Orion to the Pleiades and Cassiopeia to Aries, this simple guide to star-hopping will takes kids on an exciting journey around the night sky's most famous constellations.

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Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 1465464751

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 564

Presents a guide to stargazing and constellations, including the Milky Way and the constellations of the Zodiac.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

100 Things to See in the Night Sky Expanded Edition

100 Things to See in the Night Sky  Expanded Edition

Discover the amazing wonders of the night sky with this expanded edition to 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, perfect for every amateur stargazer and armchair astronomer!

Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507213827

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 410

Discover the amazing wonders of the night sky with this expanded edition to 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, perfect for every amateur stargazer and armchair astronomer! Keep your feet on the ground and experience the night sky to the fullest by exploring planets, satellites, and constellations with this all-inclusive reference guide to space. 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Expanded Edition is full of information on the many amazing things you can see with a telescope, or just your naked eye! From shooting stars to constellations and planets to satellites, this book gives you a clear picture of what you can see on any given night. Learn about the celestial bodies that have captured people’s imaginations for centuries, with specific facts alongside traditional myths and beautifully illustrated photographs and star charts that will help you know where to look for the best view. With this illuminating guide, you’ll enjoy hours of stargazing, whether you’re travelling, camping, sitting in your back yard, or simply flipping through the beautiful images in this book.
Categories: Science

Philip s Stargazer Pack North New

Philip s Stargazer Pack North New

An excellent starter pack containing three essential items to get the beginner started on the fascinating hobby of astronomy: an introduction to the stars and constellations of the northern night sky, a planisphere and a star chart.

Author: Philip's

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 0540089087

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Philip's Stargazer is an excellent starter pack suitable for use in the northern hemisphere, containing three essential items to get the beginner started on the fascinating hobby of astronomy:Philip's Star Chart: A large attractive wall chart showing the stars and constellations in three superb colour maps.Philip's Planisphere: A practical starfinder for locating the stars, constellations and planets visible on any night of the year from the UK, Northern Europe and Canada (51.5 degrees North); the star map is drawn by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion.Philip's Guide to the Northern Constellations: A 32-page beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere, illustrated with simple 'signpost' maps to guide the reader around the night sky, for each season. Additional highlights include information on our Solar System, as well as facts about comets, meteors and the Universe. Written by Robin Scagell (Vice-President of Britain's Society for Popular Astronomy), this is the perfect introduction to the night sky for beginners.
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Night Sky

Night Sky

Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever!

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781591936145

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 688

Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.
Categories: Nature

Stars

Stars

Author: Mark Westmoquette

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780711256774

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Glow In the Dark Constellations

Glow In the Dark Constellations

An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups and includes eight sky maps and retellings of the legends behind the constellations. Simultaneous.

Author: C. E. Thompson

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 0448412535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 655

An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups and includes eight sky maps and retellings of the legends behind the constellations. Simultaneous.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Constellations by Campfire

Constellations by Campfire

This became our first problem to solve. This series of books was created to help you reclaim the lost knowledge of the stars in the night sky so you could become what we call ★star-sighted.

Author: Shannon Love

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798740489025

Category:

Page: 80

View: 685

Constellations by Campfire: The Easy and Naked Eye Way - Northern Hemisphere is a series of four short books, broken down by each season of the year (Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring), created to help you learn about the star constellations in the Northern Hemisphere night sky in an easy and practical way that is perfect for beginners or even the advanced stargazer. After studying the stars in the night sky for many years we made some enormous discoveries, but quickly realized most people have lost the knowledge of how everything moves in the sky above our heads to be able to appreciate those discoveries. This became our first problem to solve. This series of books was created to help you reclaim the lost knowledge of the stars in the night sky so you could become what we call ★star-sighted. We are an independent, married couple team who created this series to teach this easy and practical method for identifying star constellations that requires no technology of any kind, just your naked eyes and curious mind. ★Each book in the series focuses on just one stargazing season at a time, as the stars that appear in the night sky will be different depending on the time of year you are doing your stargazing. ★There are full page sky maps of the star constellations that you will learn for the beginning of each month of the season, during two specific times of the day - the first two hours after sunset and the last hour of the night before sunrise. ★This method of learning the star constellations and the sky maps that are included will work for you no matter where in the Northern Hemisphere you live. ★Large print is used to make reading in low-light stargazing conditions easier and dot grid pages are also included for you to make your own notes and drawings of your observations. There is always more to find by visiting our website starsnearme.com to help you along the way to becoming ★star-sighted. Keep looking up!
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Zoo in the Sky

Zoo in the Sky

Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations

Author: Jacqueline Mitton

Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books

ISBN: PSU:000053266200

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 269

Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Constellation Observing Atlas

The Constellation Observing Atlas

Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and ...

Author: Grant Privett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461476481

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 796

Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects. Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration.
Categories: Science

The Northern Sky and the North Celestial Pole

The Northern Sky and the North Celestial Pole

Embarking on the second half of the course in which you systematically tour the entire sky, study two constellations that are continuously in view from the Northern Hemisphere: Ursa Major and Cassiopeia.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181863745

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Embarking on the second half of the course in which you systematically tour the entire sky, study two constellations that are continuously in view from the Northern Hemisphere: Ursa Major and Cassiopeia. Also explore the slowly shifting position of true north in the sky.
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Tales of the Night Sky

Tales of the Night Sky

This book explains the folklore behind the names and shows how to locate the constellations in the night sky. The quest to discover the secrets in the night skies speaks to something deep in human nature.

Author: Robin Kerod

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 9781577152286

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 962

Tales of the Night Sky presents a striking cluster of unique identification cards and a beautiful companion book shining light on the mythological meaning, cultural significance, wisdom, and philosophy of 20 stellar patterns. Astronomer and ordained ex-zen monk shines fresh light on stargazing that reflects growing interest in popular and accessible science through mindfulness. Through a mix of both scientific fact and meditative insight, discover how the mysteries of the twinkly skies can connect us all more deeply to our inner selves. Noticing the bright constellations in the night skies above can foster a sense of curiosity, awe, and deep interconnection like nothing else on Earth. Included is a 18 x 24" landscape poster charting some of the best-known constellations of the night sky into a handy reference map. For each of the constellations, discover: Philosophy and lifestyle advice learned from the origin of the constellation Myths and cultural connections of the constellation Celestial events that occur annually The deep sky objects contained in the constellation, including nebulae and star clusters The stars and planets have been a constant source of fascination since the earliest times, and different cultures have tried to explain the existence of these heavenly bodies with a host of myths and legends. This book explains the folklore behind the names and shows how to locate the constellations in the night sky. The quest to discover the secrets in the night skies speaks to something deep in human nature. Become part of the resurgence in the lost art of "reading nature," to connect both with nature and also with the intuition, traditions, and wisdom of ancient cultures.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Philip s Guide to the Night Sky

Philip s Guide to the Night Sky

Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice.

Author: Sir Patrick Moore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849072625

Category: Nature

Page: 48

View: 904

Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice. In Philip's Guide to the Night Sky, Sir Patrick Moore explains how to find the most famous constellations and the brightest stars, and when to look for them. Clear star maps, showing stars visible to the naked eye, help you to navigate the skies. The maps are suitable for use in Britain, Ireland, northern Europe and Canada. Sir Patrick introduces the wonders of the night sky to absolute beginners in his characteristically entertaining and informative style. The Moon, the planets, the Sun and the stars are explained in non-technical language, while the constellations are described with the help of star maps and tables. The four main chapters in Philip's Guide to the Night Sky are devoted to what's on view in each season of the year. The information is appropriate for observers in Britain and Ireland, northern Europe and Canada; it will also be helpful a little outside these latitudes. Using prominent patterns, such as the Plough and Orion, Sir Patrick teaches the reader to 'star-hop' from constellation to constellation, thus learning to navigate the night sky. Star maps and photographs illustrate and clarify what will be on view. Philip's Guide to the Night Sky is an ideal introduction to stargazing, suitable for all ages and with no need for anything more technical than the naked eye.
Categories: Nature