- Selected book chapters free to access until 24 May 2020.
- Read about the Apollo lunar landing sites, PixInsight, star maps, and more!
Do you love to stargaze? Are you passionate about astronomy? We've put together a collection of book chapters to help you pursue your love of the night skies at home during this difficult time. All chapters are free to read until 24 May 2020.
Our recently released highlight book “Luna Cognita” takes you on an incomparable journey of the Moon. Follow this up with free content on how to locate the Apollo 11 landing site or what equipment to use when observing under suburban skies. Keep your mind exploring as you read about the Mars rover Curiosity, the meteor that flew over Russia in 2013, and other astronomy and space-related topics.
We invite you to read and share our exciting collection - all chapters are free until 24 May 2020.
These four books are for amateur astronomers of all levels who are interested in observing the night sky with their personal equipment. They are part of The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series.
A Star-Hopper's Guide enabling observers to find popular and more unusual objects
Free online chapter: Equipment for Suburban Skies
Explaining how to improve your digital images drastically by using the PixInsight software
Free online chapter: Image Evaluation
Helps locating the Apollo landing sites and provides history on each mission
Free online chapter: Apollo 11
Including technology and software systems developed in the last 10 years
These four books are for space and astronomy enthusiasts who want to read more about history, technology, and exploration. They are part of the Springer Praxis Books Series.
An extensive reference book for map collectors, amateur astronomers, and historians of astronomy and art
Free online chapter: Early European star maps
Offers a look into the private "science kitchen" of the Chelyabinsk investigation
Free online chapter: Meteors, meteorites and the Chelyabinsk superbolide: main facts
Based on interviews with the scientists and engineers who built and now operate the rover
Free online chapter: Mars Operations
Includes anecdotes by flight controllers about their duties and time on-console during historic Apollo missions
Free online chapter: The Original Mission Control Center
If you would like to contribute to one of the two book series or if you have an idea for another Popular Science book in Astronomy, please contact our Associate Editor Hannah Kaufman.
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Science, Space Exploration, Astronautics and Popular Science
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