The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

The Night Sky Companion

A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2009

Authors: Plotner, Tammy

Editors: Vogt, Ken (Ed.)

  • Tells, in almanac fashion, what sky objects can be explored on a nightly basis in 2009, combined with history, location maps, star hop instructions, and more
  • Written in a friendly, conversational tone that offers the reader support and encouragement without any difficult or complicated technical material
  • Provides simple sky charts, annotated lunar maps, comprehensive diagrams, as well as many stunning photos
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About this book

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 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 fascinating and useful.

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 amateur and practical astronomers, as well as "armchair" astronomers. In this book you’ll find a wealth of information touching upon every aspect of your observations, including hwo to locate the object you’re looking for, whether it’s a meteor shower, a comet, a variable star, a crater on the Moon, or the remnants of a supernova. By the time the year is over, you’ll be an expert on the skies—and ready to tackle yet another year of exciting projects!

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 the President of Outreach Education and Programs at Warren Rupp Observatory, and webmaster, team member and Astronomy Outreach coordinator for the Astronomical League.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-79509-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-79508-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Night Sky Companion
Book Subtitle
A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2009
Authors
Editors
  • Ken Vogt
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-79509-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-79509-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-79508-9
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 418
Topics