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New England StarWatch

Mike Lynch

Published June 27th 2005
ISBN : 9780896586789
Hardcover
160 pages
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“Make the Stars Your Old Friends!” . . . with Mike Lynch, America’s Master Stargazing instructor. Mike has led stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed 1000s of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professionalMore“Make the Stars Your Old Friends!” . . . with Mike Lynch, America’s Master Stargazing instructor. Mike has led stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed 1000s of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professional astronomers!)Now with New England StarWatch you can easily pick up what beginning and advanced stargazers ages 12 and up have learned in his popular stargazing classes.• Use the detailed seasonal constellation charts to quickly identify their main stars and find “celestial goodies” such as star clusters, nebulae, and other galaxies.• Enjoy the stories and mythology of characters for whom the constellations are named, including Orion the Hunter, Cassiopeiathe Queen, and Perseus the Hero.• Locate the most prominent seasonal constellations with easy-to-use monthly star maps designed especially for New England’s northern latitude.• Learn about the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, planets, as well as comets, meteor showers, and aurora borealis. There is even a planet locator guide good through 2015!• Gain firsthand advice on purchasing a telescope and other stargazing equipment, plus find listings of local astronomy resources.You won’t find a more enthusiastic guide to the night sky than Mike Lynch, and you won’t find a better guidebook to our night sky than New England StarWatch.