What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? This book answers these questions and many more. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them. Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and move easily between constellations. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to 2016. The ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold to add to the mystery of the stars. Of value to all ages, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.
Introduction; 1. Measuring distances in the sky; 2. A walk through the heavens; 3. Legends of the constellations; 4. There's more to see!; Constellations index.
Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to the southern starlit skies. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find by eye the constellations and the stars within them. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to 2016.
Dimensioni: 247 x 80 x 188 mm
Illustration Notes:5 b/w illus. 55 colour illus.
Pagine Arabe: 120