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

Govert Schilling

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Astronomy, space & time, Space science

Written by award-winning astronomy writer Govert Schilli, The Astronomy Handbook is the indispensable, go-to guide to everything you ever wanted or needed to know about the night sky, the cosmos, and the universe all in one easy-to-use and easy-to-understand handbook. The first English-language publication of this Dutch bestseller.

The entire universe in one practical, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand handbook.
An essential guide for every amateur astronomer.

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 extra-terrestrial life. The Astronomy Handbook is a primordial soup-to-nuts guide to the cosmos and an essential reference for every student of the universe.

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