Iowa Starwatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky

Author:   Mike Lynch
Publisher:   MBI Publishing Company
ISBN:  

9780760327005


Pages:   147
Publication Date:   16 October 2009
Format:   Hardback
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Iowa Starwatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky


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With the down-to-earth style and far-ranging knowledge that have made him America's favorite stargazing instructor, Mike Lynch guides amateur and expert alike through the wonders of Iowa's night sky. Whether watching the sky from a backyard lawn chair or manning a high-powered telescope, stargazers of all levels will learn how and when to identify the major constellations visible at Iowa's latitude (40-43 north). With chapters on the origins and movements of stars, the mythology of constellations, the phases of the moon, the planets, and even buying a telescope, this book serves as an accessible and in-depth beginner's guide to the night sky. It includes 12 monthly star maps for Iowa skies, 21 constellation diagrams, a local resources guide, a list of the brightest stars in the state, and more than 80 beautiful color photographs of the heavens.

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Author:   Mike Lynch
Publisher:   MBI Publishing Company
Imprint:   MBI Publishing Company
Dimensions:   Width: 24.70cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 28.10cm
Weight:   0.993kg
ISBN:  

9780760327005


ISBN 10:   0760327009
Pages:   147
Publication Date:   16 October 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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The Wapsipinicon Almanac Spring 2007<br> A good book, even a compelling book ... I recommend it. Why? Simply put, there are few books geared toward the beginner with a serious interest in learning about the night sky. This is for those who want to learn quickly about the science of astronomy, learn about celestial objects visible in a backyard telescope and learn to choose and enjoy this instrument. Iowa StarWatch nicely addresses such an audience of beginners and blends a rich offering of gorgeous photos with plenty of information presented in a logical manner.


The Wapsipinicon Almanac Spring 2007 A good book, even a compelling book ... I recommend it. Why? Simply put, there are few books geared toward the beginner with a serious interest in learning about the night sky. This is for those who want to learn quickly about the science of astronomy, learn about celestial objects visible in a backyard telescope and learn to choose and enjoy this instrument. Iowa StarWatch nicely addresses such an audience of beginners and blends a rich offering of gorgeous photos with plenty of information presented in a logical manner.


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Mike Lynch has authored StarWatch volumes for Minnesota, New England, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Montana, Indiana, and Ohio. He has been a broadcast meteorologist and personality at WCCO Radio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1981, and writes a starwatch column for several papers across the country. Lynch has taught thousands of stargazing classes since 1973. He lives in Eagan, Minnesota.

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