Simply Stargazing: Your Guide to the Stars, Moon, and Night Sky

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Your night sky companion to gaze skyward is to be filled with wonder. You might find yourself asking questions like, “is that bright object a planet or a star? What does the constellation perseus look like? When’s the next meteor shower?” Find these answers and more in simply stargazing. The tabbed booklet is simple and convenient to use, with full-color photographs and illustrations. Topics are organized by season for quick and easy identification, and award-winning Author Poppele, Jonathan offers observation tips and instructions on everything from the moon, planets, and deep-sky objects to the ecliptic and the zodiac. Six full-sky charts make locating constellations a snap at any time of year. Plus, you’ll learn about spotting planets, meteor showers, and more—and a timetable for meteor showers further enhances your knowledge of stargazing.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Star Maps
    • Using the Star Maps
    • Early Spring
    • Late Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Late Fall/Early Winter
    • Late Winter
  • Navigating the Spring Sky
  • Navigating the Summer Sky
  • Navigating the Fall Sky
  • Navigating the Winter Sky
  • The Ecliptic and the Zodiac
  • The Moon
  • The Planets
  • Deep-Sky Objects
  • Meteor Showers

Jonathan Poppele is a naturalist, author, and educator with wide-ranging interests. He earned a master's degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, studying citizen science, environmental education, and how to cultivate a personal relationship with the natural world through animal tracking. He has taught ecology, environmental studies, biology, and technical writing at the University of Minnesota.An avid outdoorsman and student of natural history, Jon is a member of the Minnesota Trackers Club and the International Society for Professional Trackers, and he is the founder of the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. A Black Belt in the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido, Jon is also the founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Adventure Publications/PGW

Pub Date: February 06, 2018

0.3" H x 7.4" L x 4.1" W

28 pages