The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Astronomy Adventures and Vacations

How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time

Authors: Treadwell, Timothy

  • Includes over 100 suggestions for astronomy and space-related activities
  • Features both casual local observing and far-flung destination trips
  • Enables amateur astronomers to get the most out of any holiday vacation
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About this book

This astronomy travel guide examines the many wonderful opportunities for experiencing the observing hobby. Amateur astronomy is often consigned to observing from home or from a local park, yet it can be much more. Tim Treadwell explores all the possibilities of astronomical and space-related activities that are available on day trips and longer vacations. These activities range from observatory visits and other simple ways to build an astronomy event into a holiday, to full blown specialized astronomy travel.

Many trips give the opportunity to visit some of the world’s famous attractions. On most vacations it can be a matter of just taking a day (or night) out of your schedule to fit in an astronomy event, but larger, dedicated pilgrimages are also possible. How to make the most of astronomy potential on a holiday, whether observing on the beach in Hawaii with the Telescope Guy or visiting Star City in Russia, is covered in detail. Go to a star party, explore the national parks or see the northern lights! There are a wide variety of activities for all budgets described in this book.

About the authors

Timothy Treadwell is a retired high school teacher & keen amateur astronomer. He has a substantial home observatory featuring William Optics 132 & 110 refractors on a Celestron CGE mounting, all housed in an observatory with a rotating dome.

When he’s not observing the night sky from his observatory, Tim is most likely observing it from various other parts of the world!

Reviews

“The well-illustrated text briefly covers many topics: telescope shops, magazines, planetariums, science museums, and observatories. … Summing Up: Recommended. General readers.” (M.-K. Hemenway, Choice, Vol. 55 (1), September, 2017) 

“The book lists numerous space-related tourist attractions, from museums and NASA visitor centres to working observatories that are open to the public. … this is an impressively well-researched book on a fascinating and unique subject … . Definitely recommended for anyone who’s interested in astronomy and looking for an excuse to get out and about!” (Popular Science, popsciencebooks.blogspot.de, April, 2017)


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Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50002-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50000-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astronomy Adventures and Vacations
Book Subtitle
How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50002-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50002-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-50000-3
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
170 illustrations in colour
Topics