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By Jamie Carter

units out an easy month-by-month software to bare all the evening sky's largest and most lovely secrets and techniques in precisely three hundred and sixty five days – and with just a couple of hours of stargazing each one month
 By making an investment simply an hour every week and $50 in binoculars, it’s attainable to benefit a couple of easy ideas and quick achieve a true perception into the evening sky's ever-changing styles – and what they let us know approximately Earth, the seasons and ourselves. looking extra for a discovered appreciation of nature and our detailed position in the cosmos than educational medical wisdom, technological know-how and shuttle author Jamie Carter takes the reader on a 12 month journey of the evening sky's extraordinary annual rhythms that say quite a bit approximately Earth. in the course of the trip he learns concerning the celestial mechanics at paintings within the skies above which are – to the newbie – virtually past trust. in addition to the important constellations and clusters, and the bizarre and lovely nebulas, he searches out “dark sky locations” around the globe that aid raise wisdom and provides a brand new standpoint on widely used evening sky attractions. at the trip he witnesses a sunlight eclipse and grapples with star-charts, binoculars, cellphone apps, telescopes, spots satellites and makes an attempt uncomplicated astro-photography.  by way of year's finish, the reader can be in a position to look on the evening sky from anyplace on the earth and inform what path she or he is dealing with, what time it truly is, the place the entire planets are or even the place the Galactic middle element is. 

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