Phi Glow in Dark Planisphere 51. 5n

Author: Philip's Maps and Atlases Staff

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 9781849071987

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Philip's Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere (Latitude 51.5 North) is a fun and practical starfinder designed for use anywhere in Britain and Ireland, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada. The planisphere is in two parts: the star map base and the rotating oval overlay, which can be separated by unclipping the stud in the middle. Hold the star map beneath a bright light for a short period just before you use it to make the stars and constellations glow. Then turn the oval panel to the required date and time to reveal the whole sky visible from your location.The map, by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, shows stars down to magnitude 5. The planisphere is supplied in a full-colour wallet, which provides illustrated step-by-step instructions for use and includes a season-by-season guide to the night sky for beginners.

Night Sky Star Wheel

Author: Sky Publishing

Publisher: Sky Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9781931559300

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Cardboard star wheel chart with moveable dial displays the positions of the stars at any time of the day and on any day of the year; shows only the brightest stars, anywhere between north latitudes 30 ̕and 50.̕

Planisphere and Starfinder

Author: Carole Stott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409335061

Category: Solar system

Page: 128

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The complete beginner's guide to navigating the night sky Star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and all 88 major constellations are now within reach with Planisphere and Starfinder. Stargaze through the year using the removable planisphere and month-by-month guide to the night sky, illustrated with beautiful photographs, clear charts and diagrams. Practical astronomy has never been easier as you're shown how to recognise simple signposts in the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars or telescopes. Perfect for all newcomers to stargazing, Planisphere and Starfinder (previously published as Starfinder 9781405352703) gives you the tools to navigate the night sky from anywhere in the world.

Philip's Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

Author: Heather Couper,Nigel Henbest

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849074968

Category: Science

Page: 96

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"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine · 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing · Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2019 · Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2019 · Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies · Optical Equipment Guide - Which Telescope? · The major astronomical events of 2019 · Month-by-month top 20 Sky Sights 2019 Plus: · Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors. · The Solar System 2019 explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2019. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. · Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with reflector or refractor telescopes. · And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies. Book Description Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2019 is the guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2019 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies. Essential reading for astronomers at all levels - and the perfect gift for every stargazer. About the Authors Philip's Stargazing Month by Month 2019 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers. Professor Heather Couper CBE, FRAS, is an internationally acclaimed astronomer, writer and presenter/producer of TV and radio programmes. Professor Nigel Henbest researched in radio astronomy at Cambridge University, with the Astronomer Royal, and has been a Consultant to both New Scientist magazine and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Philip's Planisphere - Southern Hemisphere (Latitude 35 South)

For Use in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Southern South America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 9781849071925

Category: Planispheres

Page: 2

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Invaluable for both beginners and advanced observers, Philip's Planisphere (Latitude 35 South) is an essential travel accessory for astronomy enthusiasts visiting Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or southern South America. To use this practical hour-by-hour tracker of the stars and constellations, you simply turn the oval panel to the required date and time to reveal the whole sky visible from your location.The map, by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, shows stars down to magnitude 4, plus several deep-sky objects, such as the Pleiades, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC), and the Orion Nebula (M42). Because the planets move round the Sun, their positions in the sky are constantly changing and they cannot be marked permanently on the map; however, the back of the planisphere has tables giving the positions of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn for every month until 2020.The planisphere is supplied in a full-colour wallet that contains illustrated step-by-step instructions for how to use the planisphere, how to locate planets, and how to work out the time of sunrise or sunset for any day of the year. It explains all the details that can be seen on the map - the magnitudes of stars, the ecliptic and the celestial coordinates. In addition, the section 'Exploring the skies, season by season' introduces the novice astronomer to the principal celestial objects visible at different times of the year. Major constellations are used as signposts to navigate the night sky, locating hard-to-find stars and some fascinating deep-sky objects. The movement of the stars is also explained.

Stargazing

Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Author: Greenwich Royal Observatory,Radmila Topalovic,Tom Kerss

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008196271

Category: Astronomy

Page: 224

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This is an iintroductory guide to the night sky, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Offering complete advice from the ground up, Stargazing is the perfect manual for beginners to astronomy, introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps. Discover how to tackle light pollution, how to stargaze with just your eyes, and what equipment is best for beginners. This book explains the best ways to plan your stargazing experience and the keys things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year. With seasonal star charts, constellation charts and facts about our Solar System, Stargazing is packed full of useful information and guidance for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Bridging the gap between human curiosity and the need for scientific expertise, Stargazing allows a complete novice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky.

Star Maps for Beginners

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: I.M. Levitt,Roy K. Marshall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671791877

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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The author's maps, which divide the sky into quadrants, and explanations of the constellations are designed to simplify study for the amateur astronomer

The Practical Astronomer

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756673246

Category: Science

Page: 256

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For anyone who's ever looked at the night sky and wanted to know more about the galaxy around them, The Practical Astronomer offers a comprehensive guide to discovering and understanding the mysteries of the solar system and beyond. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography and artwork, and using clear, easy-to-follow text, The Practical Astronomer takes you on a step-by-step journey from the basics of what can be seen with the naked eye from your own backyard, to how you can view more distant objects such as the planets of the solar system, and even galaxies far, far away. The book opens with an explanation of the fundamentals of astronomy, detailing when, where, and how to look at the night sky. It goes on to cover the necessary equipment and clothing that the amateur astronomer needs, reviewing optical equipment such as binoculars and telescopes, how they work and how to use them. A special section focuses on photography and covers the "how-to's" of capturing beautiful images of what you see. The Practical Astronomer aims to foster an awareness and understanding of what you're looking at-be it a planet, star, or asteroid. Different sections are devoted to looking at how the night sky changes, whether that's because it's viewed from a different place in the world or at a different time of year. Star charts and detailed maps of the night sky are included to aid budding astronomers in their quest to know more about this fascinating subject.

StarFinder for Beginners

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241286838

Category: Astronomy

Page: 128

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With a foreword by Maggie Aderin-Pocock, budding astronomers will love this stunning, new approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying the key constellations across the northern hemisphere, StarFinder for Beginners makes the night sky easier to navigate than ever before. From discovering the constellations of the Zodiac to learning about the real-life milky way, kids can discover all they have ever wanted to know about the universe above them. Pathfinder stars will lead readers from one constellation to the next, where fascinating facts about the wonders of the universe are revealed. StarFinder for Beginners comes complete with a glow-in-the dark star finder, perfect for any budding stargazers to practice their new knowledge under the night sky.

Stargazing with Binoculars

Author: Robin Scagell,David Frydman

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770853287

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Presents information about using binoculars for astronomy, discussing how they work and the models available, and describing the celestial bodies that can be observed in the night sky for every month of the year in the southern and northern hemispheres.

Philip's Star Chart

Author: John Cox,Richard Monkhouse,George Philip & Son

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 9781849073295

Category: Astronomy

Page: 1

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Philip's Star Chart shows the stars and constellations of the night sky in three superb maps: the northern and southern hemispheres, and the equatorial region. All stars visible with the naked eye are shown, with the brightest stars shown in their true colours. Fainter star clusters and nebulae are marked for observers using binoculars or small telescopes. Constellations, double stars and variable stars are also listed, and an informative accompanying text explains how to use the charts throughout the year, at any latitude. In a convenient folded format, Philip's Star Chart is suitable for use in both northern and southern latitudes.

Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack

Author: Philip's,Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 9781849071871

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Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack is an exciting new starter pack suitable for use in the Northern Hemisphere, containing three essential items to introduce the beginner to the fascinating hobby of astronomy:Philip's Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere: This brand-new planisphere has been specially made so that, after being held under a bright light, the stars and the names and shapes of the constellations will glow in the dark for a period. It is both a fun and practical starfinder for identifying the stars and constellations visible on any night of the year from the UK, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada (51.5 degrees North); the star map is drawn by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion. A sheet explaining how to use the planisphere is included in the pack.Philip's Exploring Stars and Planets: A colourful and entertaining introduction to the exciting world of astronomy, this 80-page paperback is illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs, artworks and maps, as the author Ian Ridpath describes the latest developments in the fast-moving fields of space exploration and astronomy. Concise chapters introduce the Sun, the Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System. Then, moving further into space, the author examines the stars and galaxies, and explores the origin of the Universe.Philip's Solar System Poster: A large attractive folded wall chart (580 x 870mm) illustrating the planets and other bodies in the Solar System, with informative text and tables by Ian Ridpath.

Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe

Author: Sandra Sider

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195330846

Category: History

Page: 382

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The word renaissance means "rebirth," and the most obvious example of this phenomenon was the regeneration of Europe's classical Roman roots. The Renaissance began in northern Italy in the late 14th century and culminated in England in the early 17th century. Emphasis on the dignity of man (though not of woman) and on human potential distinguished the Renaissance from the previous Middle Ages. In poetry and literature, individual thought and action were prevalent, while depictions of the human form became a touchstone of Renaissance art. In science and medicine the macrocosm and microcosm of the human condition inspired remarkable strides in research and discovery, and the Earth itself was explored, situating Europeans within a wider realm of possibilities. Organized thematically, the Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe covers all aspects of life in Renaissance Europe: History; religion; art and visual culture; architecture; literature and language; music; warfare; commerce; exploration and travel; science and medicine; education; daily life.

Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

Author: Lancelot Hogben

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393347222

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

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"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert Einstein Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.

Jumbo Pocket Sky Atlas

Author: Roger Sinnott

Publisher: Sky & Telescope

ISBN: 9781940038254

Category: Science

Page: 136

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Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time! Sky & Telescope's celestial atlases are the standard by which all other star atlases have been judged for a half century. Now we've raised the bar again with our Pocket Sky Atlas - Jumbo Edition. There has never been such a wonderfully detailed atlas so handy to take on trips and use at the telescope, thanks to its user-friendly size, convenient spiral-bound design, and easy-to-read labels. The charts show both constellation boundaries and stick figures to help you find your way. Features of this atlas: More than 30,000 stars individually sized according to their relative brightness 1,500 deep-sky objects color-coded by type, including 675 galaxies oriented as they appear in the sky This Jumbo Edition has 6 new close-up charts, for a total of 10, depicting high-interest star fields. Labels even more legible in dim light

Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region

Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference

Author: Wayne Orchiston,Tsuko Nakamura,Richard G. Strom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441981615

Category: Science

Page: 660

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With just 400 pages, this title provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history of Australian radio astronomy, and the chapter on Peruvian astronomy. This title is of particular appeal to those with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy.

Turn Left at Orion

Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them

Author: Guy Consolmagno,Dan M. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503731

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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With over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. It is a unique guidebook to the night sky, providing all the information you need to observe a whole host of celestial objects. With a new spiral binding, this edition is even easier to use outdoors at the telescope and is the ideal beginner's book. Keeping its distinct one-object-per-spread format, this edition is also designed for Dobsonian telescopes, as well as for smaller reflectors and refractors, and covers Southern hemisphere objects in more detail. Large-format eyepiece views, positioned side-by-side, show objects exactly as they are seen through a telescope, and with improved directions, updated tables of astronomical information and an expanded night-by-night Moon section, it has never been easier to explore the night sky on your own. Many additional resources are available on the accompanying website, www.cambridge.org/turnleft.