StarFinder for Beginners

StarFinder for Beginners

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With a foreword by Maggie Aderin-Pocock, budding astronomers will love this stunning, new approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying the key constellations across the northern hemisphere, StarFinder for Beginners makes the night sky easier to navigate than ever before.

From discovering the constellations of the Zodiac to learning about the real-life milky way, StarFinder for Beginners will take kids on an exciting journey through the night star. This simplest-ever guide to star hopping uses easy-to-spot stars to create a route around the night sky's most famous constellations.

With four paths across the sky, StarFinder for Beginners gradually builds up your knowledge of more than 20 northern-hemisphere constellations. Hunt for the starts that will lead you from one constellation to the next and see the patterns in the sky unfold before your eyes. Discover the fascinating stories behind each constellation and learn to spot some of the stunning planets, galaxies, and nebulas in our Universe.

StarFinder for Beginners comes complete with a glow-in-the-dark night-sky viewer, perfect for any budding stargazers to practice their new knowledge of the stars.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 220 x 282 x 10mm | 608g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241286832
  • 9780241286838
  • 113,548

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Table of contents

1: Foreword
2: The Night Sky

1: Constellations
2: The celestial sphere
3: Star movement
4: Stargazing tips

3: Route 1: The Plough to Leo

1: The Plough
2: Ursa Major
3: Cigar Galaxy
4: Polaris
5: Ursa Minor
6: Booetes
7: Canes Venatici
8: Whirlpool Galaxy
9: Corona Borealis
10: Leo
11: Review route one
12: Find the constellations

4: Route 2: Orion to the Pleiades

1: Orion
2: Orion Nebula
3: Canis Major
4: Canis Minor
5: Winter Triangle
6: Gemini
7: Taurus
8: Crab Nebula
9: The Pleiades
10: Review route two
11: Find the constellations

5: Route 3: Cassiopeia to Aries

1: Cassiopeia
2: Cepheus
3: Perseus
4: Andromeda
5: Andromeda Galaxy
6: Pegasus
7: Stephan's Quintet
8: Aries
9: Review route three
10: Find the constellations

6: Route 4: Cygnus to Serpens Caput

1: Cygnus
2: Lyra
3: Ring Nebula
4: Aquila
5: Summer Triangle
6: Ophiuchus
7: Serpens Cauda
8: Serpens Caput
9: Messier 5
10: Review route four
11: Find the constellations

7: Among the Stars

1: The Moon
2: The Milky Way
3: Planet spotting
4: Shooting stars

8: Glossary
9: Index
10: Acknowledgments
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This guide to star spotting is ideal if you want to know how to identify what you see in the sky. * The Week Junior *
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