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The One-Minute Astronomer: Tips, Tales, and Tours for the Casual Stargazer [Kindle Edition]

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  • Length: 292 pages (estimated)
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Book Description

Here’s some great reading for a cloudy night… a collection of more than 110 short and easy-to-read articles about stargazing, articles that will inform, inspire, and intrigue you, whether you’re an experienced stargazer or a complete beginner. Most of these articles take just a minute or two to read and help you cultivate your fascination with the night sky.

The first section, “Tips”, includes ideas on how to choose and use telescopes and accessories, along with techniques to help you get the most out of whatever equipment you have, whether it’s binoculars, a telescope, or simply your unaided eyes.

The next section, “Tales”, includes stories of intriguing astronomers both famous and obscure who made discoveries, sometimes in the face of formidable obstacles, that changed our understanding of the universe.

The final sections, “Tours”, include short visits to sights in the solar system and deep sky. Here you’ll learn a little of the science of astronomy, along with the pleasure of seeing some of the most beautiful sights in nature.

These articles are adapted from the popular website One-Minute Astronomer, a website that helps you challenge your intellect and imagination, and build your knowledge of the heavens one small step at a time.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6008 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mintaka Publishing Inc.; 1 edition (12 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars astronomy made easy 22 April 2013
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I have read a few books since taking up astronomy but this is so far the best. Its not a complete a to z and is not marketed as such. What it does do is explain things in simple to understand way. This is a must have reference for the beginner. I love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 16 April 2013
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A great read anytime. Very informative and helpful for observing. Use it on my Nexus 7 with Stellarium Star prog
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 12 Feb. 2013
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as a subscriber to oma regular updates via e mail are second to none as a freebie from oma i cant fault it an amazing little book doing just what it says on the cover tips tales & tours invaluable
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4.0 out of 5 stars One-minute Astronomer. 11 Jan. 2013
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Very good introduction and guide for a person beginning astronomy. However there is no capability to print any interesting information out. For example a particular page as I dont like forever having to reference a computer screen which I find tiring on my eyes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skies the limit 1 Jan. 2013
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Iv read many astronomy books and this has to be up there with the best. Cracking tips for beginners who want to explore the night sky's
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 29 Dec. 2012
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Brilliantly written and very informative. I wll keep going back to this book for tips and help with my astronomy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Astronomer book for kindle 28 Dec. 2012
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I got this book for my partner and he loves it, he is now able to identify stars that he has always wondered about and found new ones thanks to this book.
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This product as with the rest of their site, is great for beginners and intermediates of all ages.

Great stuff.
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