The Sky’s No Longer the Limit with Teach Yourself Visually Astronomy

343821 cover.qxp What lies beyond the reaches of Earth is a subject that has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Is there life on other planets? Will a giant meteor come crashing down on Earth and end all life as we know it? Is Pluto a planet or isn’t it? Aside from these captivating questions, there is just something magical about night sky and its delicate beauty.

From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, astronomy has fascinated people since the beginning of time. Teach Yourself Visually TM Astronomy (Wiley, December 2008, $24.99/ Paper, ISBN: 978-0-470-34382-1), full of beautiful full-color photos, walks students and hobbyists alike through the ins and outs of viewing the night sky, whether with the naked eye or through a telescope.

Teach Yourself Visually Astronomy teaches readers everything they need to know to maximize their enjoyment of astronomy including:

  • observing stars, planets, moons, galaxies, and other elements of space
  • tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses
  • choosing equipment for viewing
  • photographing the night sky

Teach Yourself Visually Astronomy contains star maps, charts, timetables and hundreds of beautiful color photographs, along with detailed information about the workings of our own solar system and beyond!

About the Author:

Richard Talcott (Waukesha, WI) is a senior editor of Astronomy magazine, where he edits the popular “Sky This Month” section and creates most of the magazine’s star charts. He also produces calendars and contributes star maps and text to several well-known and respected publications. In collaboration with Joel Harris, Rich wrote the book Chasing the Shadow: An Observer’s Guide to Eclipses.

For more information, contact:
Ashley Newton

201 748 6904
anewton@wiley.com
Teach Yourself Visually Astronomy
by Richard Talcott

Wiley; October 2008; $24.99
978-0-470-34382-1; Paper
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