April 28, 2021

Backyard Guide to the Night Sky Blog Tour: Review

Backyard Guide to the Night Sky
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Publisher: National Geographic; 2nd edition Paperback: 288 pages 


Explore the star-studded cosmos with this fully updated, user-friendly skywatcher's guide, filled with charts, graphics, photographs, and expert tips for viewing -- and understanding -- the wonders of space. 

Stargazing's too much fun to leave to astronomers. In these inviting pages, "Night Sky Guy" Andrew Fazekas takes an expert but easygoing approach that will delight would-be astronomers of all levels. Essential information, organized logically, brings the solar system, stars, and planets to life in your own backyard. Start with the easiest constellations and then "star-hop" across the night sky to find others nearby. Learn about the dark side of the moon, how to pick Mars out of a planetary lineup, and which kinds of stars twinkle in your favorite constellations. Hands-on tips and techniques for observing with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope help make the most out of sightings and astronomical phenomena such as eclipses and meteor showers. Photographs and graphics present key facts in an easy-to-understand format, explaining heavenly phenomena such as black holes, solar flares, and supernovas. Revised to make skywatching even easier for the whole family, this indispensable guide shines light on the night sky--truly one of the greatest shows on Earth!


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National Geographic has once again proven it's spot as the best in blending facts and fun along with stunning photography. This book is a guide to stargazing and so much more for both beginners and those who have been studying it for awhile. The book covers everything from all the planets in our solar system and their various characteristics, to the earth and the moon, to the sun and beyond. There's a ton of information packed into this small book - a lot more than I expected. I learned a lot just from reading through it once and I know I'll be referring to it again and again for more interesting tidbits to learn about. The photography is nothing short of incredibly gorgeous, which I've come to expect from National Geographic. Every single page of the book is packed full of valuable information, intriguing side notes, historical facts, and lots of photos. Anyone who has ever been interested in stargazing or astronomy should definitely pick up this book!


1 comment:

  1. I loved this one as well! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours