The Brightest Stars

The Brightest Stars

Discovering the Universe Through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars

Book - 2008
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WILEY
Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more 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 Venus

In 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.



Baker & Taylor
Introduces the twenty-one brightest stars that can be seen from Earth, describing their physical properties, the constellations they are found in, and the lore and legends that have been told about them from ancient history up to the present.

Book News
For students and amateur astronomers, this volume describes the 21 brightest stars visible from Earth, how to find them and the major constellations, and the best ways to see them. Each has its own chapter, along with chapters on the basics of astronomical observation and the nature of stars and different types. Connected stories and legends are detailed as well as the stars' physical properties. Schaaf is the author of several astronomy books and teaches the subject at Rowan U. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more 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 Venus

In 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.



Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2008
ISBN: 9780471704102
Branch Call Number: 523.8 SCH
Characteristics: v, 281 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.

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