• Explore the universe around you with this guide to astronomy
• Includes the history of the solar system, practical advice on viewing and photographing the night sky and more
• 208-page paperback book with colour illustrations throughout
• From basics to professional viewing this book takes you on a journey to learn all about astronomyWhat is this book about?
Develop your skills in astronomy with this book, which takes you from the beginning with practical advice. With this book, you can learn the history of astronomy and the solar system and get professional tips for astrophotography. Get colourful illustrations, detailed descriptions, insights and advice on how to improve your astronomy experience. With a foreword by Dr Brian May and an introduction by the late Sir Patrick Moore, this is a great guide for anyone starting out in astronomy or wanting to see what else there is out there.
About the Author
Jane A Green is a professional speaker, author and broadcaster and has been featured in various astronomy publications. She has co-presented with Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS and has scripted a live television/theatre interview with astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, the second man on the moon.
From the back cover:
Starting with a brief history of astronomy, the author explores the Sun and the Solar System, the observable Universe and returns to its cosmological origins. An extensive section on amateur viewing offers practical advice for those starting out in astronomy, including viewing with the naked eye, binocular, amateur telescope, camera and smartphone, and provides a comprehensive guide to choosing the right equipment both for viewing and for photographing the night sky.
Further chapters on professional viewing and astrophotography are followed by appendices giving lists of useful resources, simple star maps, a moon map and a full glossary. With stunning photographs and full-colour illustrations throughout, the Haynes Astronomy manual is the essential guide for anyone with an interest in amateur astronomy.