eBook Get Started: Astronomy, 1st Edition

  • Robert Dinwiddie
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  • ISBN-10: 1465425306
  • ISBN-13: 9781465425300
  • DDC: 520
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Get Started: Astronomy shows beginners how to identify stars, planets, and other celestial bodies in the night sky. Perfect for beginners who want to learn more about Astronomy, DK's Get Started: Astronomy takes a "do and learn" approach by starting simple and building new skills, using photographed techniques to help people learn step-by-step.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Build Your Course.
2: Our Place in Space.
3: Our Place in the Universe.
4: Earth and its Closest Neighbors.
5: Gas Giants and Asteroids.
6: What Can You See?.
7: Occasional Treats.
8: What Can You See Through a Telescope?.
9: Getting Started.
10: Start Simple.
11: Observing the Moon.
12: Phases of the Moon.
13: Observing a Lunar Eclipse.
14: Understanding How Stars Move.
15: Constellations and Asterisms.
16: The view from Earth.
17: Changes over the Year.
18: Navigating the Night Sky.
19: Locating Crux and the South Celestial Pole.
20: Star hopping from the Big Dipper.
21: Star hopping from Crux.
22: A Quick Guide to Stars.
23: How Star Systems Work.
24: Observing the Milky Way.
25: A Quick Guide to the Milky Way.
26: Locating Stars and Constellations.
27: Observing Orion.
28: Star hopping from Orion.
29: Observing Scorpius.
30: A Quick Guide to the Zodiac.
31: Observing Jupiter.
32: A Quick Guide to Jupiter.
33: Observing Perseu.
34: Observing a Meteor Shower.
35: A Quick Guide to Meteors and Meteorites.
36: Observing Cygnus.
37: Star hopping from the Summer Triangle.
38: Observing Venus.
39: A Quick Guide to Venus.
40: Observing Artificial Satellites.
41: The science of Gravity and Orbits.
42: Observing a Solar Eclipse.
43: Build On It.
44: Choosing and Using Binoculars.
45: Observing the Moon through Binoculars.
46: A Quick Guide to the Moon.
47: Observing Taurus.
48: A Quick Guide to Star Clusters.
49: Observing Cassiopeia.
50: Observing Hercules.
51: Observing Centaurus.
52: Observing Mars.
53: A Quick Guide to Mars.
54: Observing the Orion Nebula.
55: A Quick Guide to Light and Dark Nebulae.
56: Observing Ophiuchus.
57: Observing Crux.
58: Observing Sagittarius.
59: Observing Carina.
60: Observing Andromeda.
61: Observing the Andromeda Galaxy.
62: A Quick Guide to Galaxies.
63: Observing Leo.
64: Observing Dorado.
65: Observing Mercury.
66: A Quick Guide to Mercury.
67: Observing a Comet.
68: A Quick Guide to Comets.
69: Take It Further.
70: Choosing and Using a Small Telescope.
71: Observing Saturn.
72: A Quick Guide to Saturn.
73: Observing Jupiter's Galilean Moons.
74: Observing Aquarius.
75: A Quick Guide to Planetary Nebulae.
76: Observing Vela.
77: Safely Observing the Sun.
78: A Quick Guide to the Sun.
79: Observing Virgo.
80: Observing Ursa Major.
81: Observing Hydra.
82: Observing a Supernova Remnant.
83: A Quick Guide to Supernovas.
84: The North Polar Sky.
85: The South Polar Sky.
86: The Equatorial Sky 1.
87: The Equatorial Sky 2.
88: The Equatorial Sky 3.
89: The Equatorial Sky 4.
Index.
Useful resources.
About the Author.
Acknowledgments.