The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Authors: Bakich, Michael

  • Guides observers to what will be the single most-observed astronomical spectacle in recent American history
  • Explains the potential risks and provides safe ways to view the Sun
  • Contains activities geared toward individuals, families, and even school classes
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About this book

In this book Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you’ll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017. In this one resource you’ll find out where the eclipse will occur, how to observe it safely, what you’ll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, detailed weather forecasts for locations where the Moon’s shadow will fall, and much more. 
Written in easy-to-understand language (and with a glossary for those few terms you may not be familiar with), this is the must-have reference for this unique occurrence. It’s not a stretch to say that this eclipse will prove to be the most viewed sky event in history. That’s why even now, more than a year before the eclipse, astronomy clubs, government agencies, cities — even whole states — are preparing for the unprecedented onslaught of visitors whose only desire is to experience darkness at midday. Bakich informs observers what anyone will need to observe, enjoy, and understand this event.

About the authors

Michael E. Bakich is a Senior Editor and Photo Editor for Astronomy magazine. He earned a B.S. in Astronomy from the Ohio State University and an M.A. in Planetarium Education from Michigan State University, and has written and produced dozens of planetarium programs. He serves on the American Astronomical Society Steering Committee for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Previously Springer published his book 1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die (2010).

    Reviews

    “Michael Bakich’s new book, Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, is all about being fully prepared, whether you’re a dedicated eclipse chaser or a first-timer. … Your guide to the 2017 Solar Eclipse is an inspiring practical handbook to this month’s exciting event, and much of the advice will be valid for the repeat performance in 2024. Astronomy is looking up. Enjoy the eclipse.” (Simon Mitton, Physics Today, Vol. 59 (8), August, 2017) 

    “Bakich, a senior editor of Astronomy magazine, describes the underlying science, as well as the cultural aspects of eclipses. He provides guidelines for safe observing, choosing equipment … and ideas for activities beyond just enjoying the aesthetic experience. … High quality paper and copious illustrations and photographs greatly enhance this guide, as do the appendixes and index. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers.” (M.-K. Hemenway, Choice, Vol. 54 (5), January, 2017)


    Table of contents (25 chapters)

    Buy this book

    eBook $24.99
    price for USA (gross)
    • ISBN 978-3-319-27632-8
    • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
    • Included format: PDF, EPUB
    • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
    • Immediate eBook download after purchase
    Softcover $34.99
    price for USA
    • ISBN 978-3-319-27630-4
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
    Authors
    Series Title
    The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
    Copyright
    2016
    Publisher
    Springer International Publishing
    Copyright Holder
    Springer International Publishing Switzerland
    eBook ISBN
    978-3-319-27632-8
    DOI
    10.1007/978-3-319-27632-8
    Softcover ISBN
    978-3-319-27630-4
    Series ISSN
    1431-9756
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XIII, 395
    Number of Illustrations and Tables
    18 b/w illustrations, 255 illustrations in colour
    Topics