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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

The Night Sky Companion

A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2008-2009

Authors: Plotner, Tammy

Editors: Vogt, K. (Ed.)

  • Written in a conversational tone that offers the reader motivation and encouragement – no difficult complicated technical text
  • Suitable for amateur astronomers, but also classroom use or observing clubs
  • Offers information designed to captivate observers at all levels and allow readers to progress towards specific studies
  • Contains easy-to-understand sky charts and annotated lunar maps, as well as photography aimed towards realism
  • Explores the history and the science behind many of the studies, providing historical photographs and comprehensive diagrams
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-71609-1
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About this book

The The Night Sky Companion is far more than just an observing guide. It is a year’s journey into the science and facts of astronomy and space travel, along with some of its history and the and the men and women who made it. If you’re a sky watcher equipped with any kind of astronomical telescope, binoculars, or even just your eyes, you are sure to find this book absolutely fascinating.

Taking a day-by-day look at the sky over the course of the whole year, Tammy Plotner has assembled a digest to appeal to all astronomers and would-be astronomers. Turn these pages and you’ll find observing recommendations – including how to locate the object you’re looking for – along with a wealth of information touching on every aspect of your observation.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a meteor shower, nebula, double star, variable star, lunar crater, or even the Sun: if it’s an interesting feature of the 2008 – 2009 observing year, you'll find it here!

About the authors

Tammy Plotner lives in Ohio. She is a successful freelance writer, non-professional astronomy educator, advanced amateur astronomer, and lecturer. She is currently President and director of Outreach Education and Programs at Warren Rupp Observatory, and webmaster, team member and Astronomy Outreach coordinator for the Astronomical League.

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From the reviews:

"Thanks to the great folks at Springer Press (and Sir Patrick Moore), this incredible 674 page, full-color glossy book filled with astronomy pictures, astronomy history, sky watching tips and daily information … . takes a look at astronomy every day over the course of the year – offering an overview of general history, soft science, astronomical trivia, and observing guides and motivation. Designed to appeal to readers at all skills and involvement, it provides a digest for sky watchers interested in all-in-one place information … ." (www.universetoday.com, January, 2008)


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eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-71609-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-71608-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Night Sky Companion
Book Subtitle
A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2008-2009
Authors
Editors
  • K. Vogt
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71609-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71609-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-71608-4
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 671
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