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Title:
The Universe today ultimate guide to viewing the cosmos : everything you need to know to become an amateur astronomer / David Dickinson with Fraser Cain ; foreword by Dr. Pamela Gay.
Title Variants:
Cosmos
ISBN:
9781624145445
Publication Information:
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents:
Stepping out tonight -- Astronomy gear and tech talk -- Following planets and the moon in the sky -- The deep sky -- The sky from season to season -- Near-sky wonders : satellites, auroras, and more -- Cosmic intruders : observing comets, asteroids, and meteor showers -- Solar observing -- Astrophotography 101 -- Top astronomy events for 2019-2014 -- Real science you can do and protecting the night sky -- Appendix: Constellations of the sky.
Abstract:
David Dickinson, earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing the night sky. "The universe today ultimate guide to viewing the cosmos" features the best tips and tricks for viewing our solar system and deep sky objects, as well as detailed charts, graphs and tables to find must-see events for years to come. this comprehensive guide is complete with stunning and exclusive photography from top night sky photographers, as well as advice on how to take your own incredible photos.
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If you've ever been interested in the night sky and the wonders above our heads, search no further: your ultimate resource for all things in the universe is here. From David Dickinson and Fraser Cain, publisher of the widely popular astronomy news site, Universe Today, comes the complete guide of the night sky, ranging from the best tips and tricks for viewing, an overview of the solar system and our galaxy to exclusive interviews with top NASA scientists, interwoven with exclusive, beautiful photography from top night sky photographers. The foreword will be written by top industry professional, Dr. Pamela Gay. With calendars, charts and graphs, you'll treasure this definitive resource for many night sky viewings from now and for years to come.


Author Notes

David Dickinson is an Earth science teacher, freelance science writer, retired USAF veteran and backyard astronomer. He currently writes and ponders the universe as he travels the world with his wife.Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay. He lives in Courtenay, British Columbia.