Grasping astronomy has never been easier. Your awe of the night sky will soon turn into knowledge of the constellations, planets and astrological phenomena! Bold graphics and easy-to-understand text make this visual guide the perfect introduction to astronomy and stargazing for those who have little time but a big thirst for knowledge. Inside, you'll find: - Simple, easy-to-understand graphics that help to explain astronomy, space and the night sky in a clear, visual way.
- The latest astronomical information on black holes, gravitational waves, the origin of the universe and the planets of the Solar System.
- User-friendly star-charts that guide you through the sky using brighter stars as "signposts" to locate harder-to-see objects.
- Essential advice on the practicalities of stargazing -- from observing with the naked eye to using telescopes. Each pared-back entry covers the essentials more clearly than ever before. The opening chapters provide an introduction to the universe, a visual tour of the Solar System and a guide to more distant objects such as stars and galaxies. Along the way, concepts such as the Big Bang, gravity and space-time are introduced and explained. Later chapters describe how to navigate around the night sky and introduce some
must-see constellations, complete with simple star charts. Whether you are a complete beginner, or simply want a jargon-free reference to astronomy and stargazing, this essential guide is packed with everything you need to understand the basics quickly and easily.
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.50h x 6.10w x 0.70d