She uncovers the way the Moon has captured our imaginations, contemplates how it was formed, and uncovers why we need the Moon to protect our fragile earth. Many additional resources are available on the accompanying website, www.
It is a key player in the story of our planet.
These questions are asked time and again by enthusiastic new amateurs as they take up recreational astronomy. It is now spiral bound, making it ideal for use at the telescope. My research led me to, what is now, a modern planisphere.
A working model not only illustrates how the sky turns but can help locate objects at any given time.
The accompanying text is a practical guide to Moonwatching, which explains how to use the map and highlights the most interesting lunar features. If you don't already know your latitude, you can use this map to estimate it accurately enough to choose an appropriate planisphere.
As the map revolves around the pivot, it slides under a mask that represents your horizon. Facts from Space! The Yearbook of Astronomy has been around for well over half a century and, as it heads towards its Diamond Jubilee edition incontinues to be essential reading for anyone lured by the magic of astronomy and who wants to extend their knowledge of the Universe and the wonders it plays host to.
An essay by Jana Grcevich, postdoctoral fellow ofastrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, provides the perspectiveof a scientist racing to study the stars in a world growing increasinglybrighter.