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Astronomy for Dummies
In the tradition of the popular Dummies series, NASA astronomer Steve Maran introduces astronomy in simple, approachable language. After reading Astronomy for Dummies, you'll appreciate what you're seeing when you look up at the night sky and understand the concepts and theories of astronomy. You'll also learn facts, terms, myths, and theories in easy-to-understand language. Includes sections on astronomy projects, choosing equipment you'll need, and finding good Web sites and resources.
An accessible guide to the wonders of the night sky, now updated. From asteroids to black holes, from quasars to white dwarfs, this new edition of Astronomy For Dummies takes backyard stargazers on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring star maps, charts, gorgeous full-color photographs, and easy-to-follow explanations, this fact-filled guide gives readers a leg up on the basic principles of astronomy and shows how to get the most out of binoculars, telescopes, planetarium visits, and other fun astronomical activities. This updated edition includes an updated color signature and covers the many discoveries made in recent years, as well as new astronomy Web sites.
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