- Paperback: 1 pages
- Publisher: Philip's (7 Nov. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 184907187X
- ISBN-13: 978-1849071871
- Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 1 x 29.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack Paperback – 7 Nov 2011
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An essential starter pack for newcomers to astronomy and stargazing, suitable for use in the Northern Hemisphere. Features the new Philip's 51.5 degrees North planisphere that 'glows in the dark' - a practical and fun starfinder for identifying the stars and constellations. Includes the 80-page paperback Philip's Exploring Stars and Planets - a stimulating introduction to astronomy, full of fascinating facts and figures about the Universe, written by Ian Ridpath. Plus an attractive folded wall poster illustrating the planets and other bodies in the Solar System, with informative text and tables.
About the Author
Ian Ridpath is a full-time writer, broadcaster and lecturer on astronomy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the Association of British Science Writers. A former editor of Popular Astronomy, he is a regular contributor to Astronomy Now. Ian Ridpath's many books include Collins Guide to Stars and Planets, Gem Stars and The Monthly Sky Guide. He is also the editor of the highly respected Norton's Star Atlas - a must-have publication for most practical astronomers - and the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy.
Wil Tirion, who lives in the Netherlands, is the most highly regarded cartographer of celestial maps and charts in the world today.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you don't need the poster and book then give them to a younger member of the family or the local school.
It may be the spark that triggers the 'Patrick Moore' of 20-30 years time.
I found this package on Amazon, it's simple, easy to read and understand and good value.
Abover all it makes a good buy.
The excellent enclosed Philip's Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere can easily cost more than this pack on its own, but in addition there is a good book and a wall chart.
I am pretty sure anyone will be delighted with this pack at the price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book and poster very clear and informative. Have yet too try out planisphere.Published 6 days ago by Allan Ralph Colman
WARNING - I purchased this thinking you get a real planisphere - like the stand-alone version. NOT THE CASE. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Adrian