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Astronomy for All Ages: Discovering the Universe Through Activities for Children and Adults

Astronomy for All Ages: Discovering the Universe Through Activities for Children and Adults

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Kids and adults can explore outer space from their own backyards with this handy book of unusual and engaging activities. By simply looking up at the sky- with the unaided eye- parents, camp counselors, and other group leaders can help children identify, understand, and appreciate the inhabitants of the Milky Way and galaxies beyond. With this book, amateur star-gazers will become acquainted with the constellations, planets, and phases of the moon; how compasses, sundials, and telescopes work; and what causes shooting stars and other galactic phenomena. Down-to-earth explanations of astronomical events and concepts helps readers navigate their way through the stars.

Author: Philip Harrington, Edward Pascuzzi
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Published: 09/01/2000
Pages: 226
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 8.30h x 10.90w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780762708093

About the Author
Philip Harrington is the author of Touring the Universe through Binoculars and Starware, published by John Wiley & Sons, and regularly contributes to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines. He teaches courses in astronomy at the Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium and at Hofstra University and is a frequent lecturer at astronomy clubs and conventions worldwide. Edward Pascuzzi, a high school physics and earth science teacher, holds a bachelor's degree in theoretical astrophysics and a master's degree in physics education. For the past decade he had lectured and taught astronomy at the Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium.

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