The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos (Hardcover)

Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer

By David Dickinson

Page Street Publishing, 9781624145445, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2018

List Price: 28.99*
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Description

The Definitive Resource for Viewing the Night Sky

David Dickinson, Earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing the night sky.

The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos features the best tips and tricks for viewing our solar system and deep sky objects, as well as detailed charts, graphs and tables to find must-see events for years to come. This comprehensive guide is complete with stunning and exclusive photography from top night sky photographers, as well as advice on how to take your own incredible photos.

Take your recreational viewing to the next level with activities like:

Finding comets and asteroids
Tracking variable stars
Monitoring meteor showers
Following solar activity
Tracking satellites
Timing lunar and asteroid occultations

With star charts, practical background information, technological resources and telescope and astrophotography guides, this is the ultimate resource for any backyard space enthusiast.



About the Author

David Dickinson is an Earth science teacher, freelance science writer, retired USAF veteran and backyard astronomer. He currently writes and ponders the universe as he travels the world with his wife.

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He’s also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay. He lives in Courtenay, British Columbia.



Praise For The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer

“This guide has something for everyone with even the slightest interest in the skies above: easy-to-follow advice for finding the good stuff, fun activities to deepen your appreciation of cosmic wonders, key events to watch for when the skies are clear and lots of tales and trivia to muse over when they’re not.”
—Alan Boyle, author of The Case for Pluto


The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos is a really useful guide for the enthusiastic astronomer. A brilliant introduction for amateur astronomers.”
—Charles Black, founder of the Space Exploration Network (SEN)


“Even readers who already have a background in amateur astronomy will murmur ’ah hah’ when they encounter the lovely diagrams in this book. This is the astronomy book that we’ve always wanted.”
—Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, author of Confessions of an Alien Hunter