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Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox…

Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners

by Terence Dickinson

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This book for young adults is dated 2002 in my copy, reprinted in 2007. It is a nice introduction to the the solar system and constellations. It is a bit dated (Pluto is still a planet and it discusses where planets will be in the 2003-2007 range). I liked the illustrations and the facts were presented in easily digestible chunks. I wish it had been updated, but much has changed since it was published. Now where the planets might be on any given night is easily found on the internet or apps such as Sky Map. Still, I liked the background information and the great illustrations.

It was well worth the reading. ( )
  Jean_Sexton | Mar 30, 2016 |
An excellent first book of astronomy for young people. Very accessible and attractive, with many photos, paintings and diagrams by John Bianchi. Suitable for grades 3 to 6. ( )
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Exploring the Night Sky is aimed at novice star gazers anxious to expand their astronomical repertoire beyond the Big and Little Dippers. Dickinson has designed a superb introduction to astronomy that is clear, concise, beautifully illustrated, and very "user friendly" no matter what the child's age.

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A guide to the stars aimed at novice stargazers offering a series of realistic night-sky illustrations to locate the major constellations.

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