Astronomy for Dummies (Paperback)

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    The fun and easy way to explore the night sky

    Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps...

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    Stephen P. Maran, PhD, is the retired Assistant Director of Space Sciences for Information and Outreach at the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and theformer Press Officerr of the American Astronomical Society.

    The fun and easy way to explore the night sky

    Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky. Plus, this new edition also gives you the latest theories, explanations, and insights into the basic workings of the universe.

    • Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix
    • Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status
    • Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers
    • Brings you up-to-speed on the latest social trends and personal technology, such as stargazing mobile apps, NASA video, and the prevalence of "Citizen Science" networks

    Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies has you covered.

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    ISBN 9781118376973
    Genre SCIENCE / Astronomy
    Format Paperback
    Pages 338
    Publisher Date 2012-10-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher For Dummies
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 7.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Series Name For Dummies
    Edition Number 3
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Maran, Stephen P.

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