Sky Phenomena

A Guide to Naked-eye Observation of the Stars

By Norman Davidson

Format: Paperback

This is an unusual and practical guide to the sky as we see it -- with the naked eye. Leads the reader from the stars to the Sun, Moon and various planets, to comets and meteors, and the Southern Hemisphere.

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This is an unusual and practical guide to the sky as we see it -- with the naked eye. The author, an experienced teacher, leads the reader from the stars as seen from Earth, through observation of the Sun, Moon and various planets, to a deeper understanding of the Copernican revolution, comets and meteors, and to the sky of the Southern Hemisphere.


The text includes mythological and historical aspects of the subject and has numerous exercises for the student. The final chapter is a unique collection of poetry related to the stars from ancient India to modern times. Appendices include future astronomical events, technical data, materials and publications, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Lindisfarne Books
Publication Date 1 Oct 2004
ISBN 9781584200260
Number of Pages 208

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