Astronomy For Dummies by Stephen P. Maran

By Stephen P. Maran

Your up to date advisor to exploring the evening sky

Do you recognize the variation among a purple substantial and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand advisor takes you on a grand journey of the universe. that includes up-to-date big name maps, charts, and an insert with beautiful full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies presents an easy-to-follow advent to exploring the evening sky. Plus, this re-creation additionally comes with bankruptcy quizzes on-line to assist your understanding.

For so long as humans were jogging the earth, these humans have regarded up into the evening sky and puzzled in regards to the nature of the cosmos. with no the advantage of technology to supply solutions, they depended on fable and superstition to assist them make experience of what they observed. fortunate for us, we are living at a time whilst typical fogeys, built with not anything greater than their bare eyes, can search for into the evening sky and achieve admittance to countless wonders. in the event you recognize what to appear for, you can also make out planets, stars, galaxies, or even galactic clusters comprising hundreds of thousands of thousands of stars and spanning hundreds of thousands of light-years.

Whether you are an novice astronomer, area fanatic, or enrolled in a primary yr astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies provides a cause to appear into the heavens.

  • Includes up-to-date schedules of coming eclipses of the solar and Moon and a revised planetary appendix
  • Covers fresh discoveries in area, comparable to water at the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status
  • Collects new web pages, lists of telescope inns, sky-watching publications, and recommendations for beginner's telescopes and suppliers
  • Provides loose on-line entry to bankruptcy quizzes that will help you comprehend the content

Ever ask yourself what is in the market within the enormous ol' universe? this can be the e-book for you!

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