David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses for themselves in this simple guide for beginners to practised observers. It gives step-by-step instructions on how to observe and photograph eclipses, includes chapters on occultations and the transits of Mercury and Venus, and tables of future eclipses.
About the Author
David H. Levy is President of the National Sharing the Sky Foundation, and is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. He has discovered 22 comets (8 of them using his own backyard telescopes) and was co-discoverer of Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994 producing the most spectacular explosions ever witnessed in the Solar System. Asteroid 3673 (Levy) was named in his honor. He has written several books, is a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Astronomy, and was the former Science Editor for Parade magazine. In 1998 he won an Emmy as part of the writing team for the Discovery Channel documentary 'Three Minutes to Impact'.