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The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars By Fred Schaaf,

  • Title: The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars
  • Author: Fred Schaaf
  • ISBN: 9780471704102
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time For than two decades, his view of the sky what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like has encouraged tens of thousands of people to turn their eyes skyward David H Levy, Science Editor, Parade magazine, discoverer of twenty one comets, and author of Starry NiFred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time For than two decades, his view of the sky what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like has encouraged tens of thousands of people to turn their eyes skyward David H Levy, Science Editor, Parade magazine, discoverer of twenty one comets, and author of Starry Night and Cosmic Discoveries Fred Schaaf is a poet of the stars He brings the sky into people s lives in a way that is compelling and his descriptions have all the impact of witnessing the stars on a crystal clear dark night William Sheehan, coauthor of Mars The Lure of the Red Planet and The Transits of VenusIn this book, you ll meet the twenty one brightest stars visible from Earth You ll learn how to find these stars and discover the best ways to see them Each star is profiled in a separate chapter, with detailed guidance on what to look for while observing it Suitable for beginners as well as experienced amateur astronomers, the book shares fascinating information about the lore and legends connected with each star through history, as well as what the science of astronomy has to teach us about the star s physical nature.
    The Brightest Stars Discovering the Universe through the Sky s Most Brilliant Stars Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time For than two decades his view of the sky what will be visible when it will be visible and what it will look like has en

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    1. Astronomy has been a hobby of mine for nearly 40 years This little book gave a great synopsis of the night sky for beginners and then had profiles of the brightest stars visible from Earth I learned many new things about star types, star lore, and especially cool was what the sky would look like from a planet orbiting these stars.Did you know from the star Vega, our sun would be the north star in their sky

    2. Not impressed with the dramatic flair Stop trying to be high drama, and give scientific astronomy to those of us when are not trained astronomers This is this science version of the dime novel.

    3. For me, as an advanced amateur astronomer, this is an odd book Odd on the one hand, because I should like it s subject matter the 20 or so brightest stars you can see without optical aid and all about them But truthfully, this book was a bit of a slog and I had to force myself to finish it.The book opens with a gentle introduction to observing and to stellar physics, so you have the foundation to understand the discussion of the chapters that follow Then you get a series of chapters, each one de [...]

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