Stepping into the amazing world of astronomy can be exciting and somewhat overwhelming for beginners. There seems to be so much to learn, constellations, star chart reading, avoiding light pollution, how to use a telescope or binoculars to the best advantage and so much more. There is so much to explore, comprehend and enjoy but where does one start? Purchasing an astronomy book will be your best option. This will help you familiarize yourself with the glorious world of stars, planets and so forth. There are a plethora of astronomy books on the market for beginners. Therefore the author (a very seasoned astronomer) has listed the top 3 astronomy books for beginners. These will give you all the preparation you will need for venturing into the world of stargazing. Christmas is almost here, purchase on of the recommended books below for your loved ones of friends and they will be in seventh heaven ( literally).
Nightwatch: A Practical Guide To Viewing The Universe.
Author Terence Dickinson has made this third edition of ‘Nightwatch’ a wonderful handbook for beginner astronomers. The book covers all problems beginners may face. It starts with the fact that the night sky does not look the way many modern city dwellers expect it to look. Light pollution is discussed, how to choose and use telescopes and binoculars correctly. One will learn how to correctly pronounce the names of stars and constellations as well. Beginner astronomers will learn all about telescope mounts, averted vision and even why the harvest moon appears to be so bright. One will see a host of beautiful photographs within the book which were taken by amateur astronomers. These will certainly inspire you to embark on an adventure into the world of astrophotography. Make good use of the star charts and learn how to map the most interesting objects. You will garner excellent advice about stargazing and learn some very practical tips. A very practical book which can be used and not just read and placed back on the bookshelf.
The Universal Book Of Astronomy: From The Andromeda Galaxy To The Zone of Avoidance.
Written by David Darling, this astronomy book is a dynamic alphabetical tour of our wonderful universe. The Universal Book Of Astronomy will please one and all. It compiles well over 3,000 extensively cross-referenced entries to cover a host of things. Every noted star garners a good mention, every planet as well. You will read biographies of astronomers throughout the centuries, learn about newfound wonders of the sky, micro quasars, dark energy, and a host of asteroids, moons, stars, nebulas, planets and galaxies. This book is a wonderful one-stop reference for the starry eyed novice astronomer. One will enjoy over 200 illustrations, 8 beautiful vibrant pages of photographs and articles on astronomy’s history and technology.
Astronomy For Dummies:
Stephen P. Maran certainly wrote a book which please all novice astronomers. It’s a very clear cut and easy book to understand. There is ample content to keep one interested but not too much to overcrowd or confuse the mind. Beginners can use this book in conjunction with a telescope. It will certainly help you understand the universe in an informative and very fun manner. Astronomy For Dummies is a very practical astronomy book.
Astronomy (DK Eyewitness Books):
Written by Kristen Lippincott, the DK Eyewitness books are fabulous. These books are ideal for children 9-12. These are said to be the most trusted non fiction series on the market. They provide an in-depth, very comprehensive look at their subjects using a unique integration of words as well as pictures. All Eyewitness books are filled to the very brim with educational information. Children will love these astronomy books. Simple explanations have children fascinated with astronomy from start to finish. They’re even great for the beginning adult. With a DK Eyewitness book in one hand and a telescope in the other as well as a star chart, you can’t go wrong.