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The Astronomy Handbook

On sale

13th June 2024

Price: £25

Selected:  Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780762486502

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The entire universe in one practical, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand handbook.
An essential guide for every amateur astronomer.


The Astronomy Handbook, by award-winning astronomy writer Govert Schilling, is the indispensable, go-to guide to everything you ever wanted or need to know about space, including:

– the stars and the constellations
– planets
– comets
– eclipses
– galaxies
– black holes
– exoplanets
– and much more

It also offers an excellent education for every amateur astronomer, including detailed and practical information on how to:

– locate and track the movements of the constellations throughout the year
– view the planets and the cosmos
– select the best equipment to use, including telescopes and cameras
– photograph objects in space

Schilling provides a fascinating history of astronomy, as well as clear and accessible explanations of binary, variable, and neutron stars; black holes and gamma-ray bursts; the formation and structure of galaxies; dark matter; and extra-terrestrial life. The Astronomy Handbook is a primordial soup-to-nuts guide to the cosmos and an essential reference for every student of the universe.

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