The Astronomy Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Observing and Understanding Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Universe (Hardcover)

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This essential guide for every amateur astronomer explores the entire universe in one practical, easy-to-use, beginner-friendly handbook.​
The Astronomy Handbook, by award-winning astronomy writer Govert Schilling, is the indispensable, go-to guide to everything you ever wanted or need to know about space, including:
  • the stars and the constellations
  • planets
  • comets
  • eclipses
  • galaxies
  • black holes
  • exoplanets
  • and much more
It also offers an excellent education for every amateur astronomer, including detailed and practical information on how to:
  • locate and track the movements of the constellations throughout the year
  • view the planets and the cosmos
  • select the best equipment to use, including telescopes and cameras
  • photograph objects in space
Schilling provides a fascinating history of astronomy, as well as clear and accessible explanations of binary, variable, and neutron stars; black holes and gamma-ray bursts; the formation and structure of galaxies; dark matter; and extraterrestrial life.The Astronomy Handbook is a primordial soup-to-nuts guide to the cosmos and an essential reference for every student of the universe. 

About the Author

Govert Schilling is an award-winning astronomy writer whose work has appeared in New Scientist, Science, and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. He is a contributing editor to Sky & Telescope and author of ConstellationsThe Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night SkyDeep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the Edge of the Universe and the Beginning of Time and The Elephant in the Universe. He lives in the Netherlands.

Praise For…

“An impressively comprehensive bird’s-eye view of a research topic that is both many decades established and yet still at the very cutting edge of astronomy and physics.”—Katie Mack, Wall Street Journal, on The Elephant in the Universe

"A deep dive...a great resource for those who like astronomical history."—GeekDad, on Constellations
Product Details
ISBN: 9780762486502
ISBN-10: 0762486503
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English