This simplified guide to the night sky includes seasonal GLOW-IN-THE-DARK charts to the stars and constellations and introduces the reader to the solar system, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), meteor showers and eclipses. Simply shine a flashlight on the charts to illuminate them and then use your fingers to "walk" between major star groups. Laminated for durability, this indispensable pocket reference is ideal for astronomers of all ages. Made in the USA.
[August 2017] One of my favorite things to do on clear dark nights when I'm far away from city lights is to gaze at the night sky and imagine worlds far away. Spotting planets, looking for constellations and viewing the Milky Way top my list of things I enjoy best about the darkest skies. Of course, if a UFO happens to make its way across the sky I'm never disappointed. Lots of people use their phones to guide them of where to look but that causes you to have to readjust youreyes to the inky night. Instead I've found two laminated, pocket guides that are perfect for spotting your favorite things, except UFOs of course. Helpful Guides For Viewing The Night Sky The Night Sky: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Moon, Stars, Planets & Celestial Events, includes seasonal GLOW-IN-THE-DARK charts to the stars and constellations and introduces the reader to the solar system, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), meteor showers and eclipses. This is a perfect guide for the upcoming solar eclipse. I love that it is glow in the dark so that I don't have to turn on any lights. The Moon: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Moon, Its Surface Features, Phases & Eclipses is a simplified reference guide to the Moon and its surface features, its phases (and how these affect gravitation on Earth), eclipses, myths and viewing hints. Detailed maps of the Moon highlight prominent craters, mountains ranges, seas, highlands and even residuum from the manned Apollo moonlanding sites in the 1970s.[December 2017] A pocket Naturalist Guide: The Night Sky is a glow-in-the dark guide to prominent stars and constellations north of the equator. It is easy to use and good for beginners and experienced astronomers.[December 2017] Laminated for durability, these pocket guides are great references. The simplified reference guide to the Moon includes maps highlighting prominent craters, mountain ranges, seas, highlands, and residuum from the Apollo Moon landing sites. The guide to the night sky includes seasonal glow-in-the-dark charts to the stars and constellations along with information about the solar system, the Moon, planets, meteor showers, and eclipses.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution