This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Learn about stars, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), eclipses, meteor showers, and other celestial events with this engaging, portable guide The Night Sky. It cuts through the clutter and offers simplified descriptions of the wonders of the universe that can be easily observed by the average person. There is also a handy insert about how to measure degrees using your fist and fingers. Both summer and winter star charts are included and, as an added bonus, they glow in the dark. All you have to do is shine a light on them (not in your eyes ) and they become illuminated. There is also additional background information on major constellations in both the summer and winter night sky. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, and amateur astronomers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the night sky in both summer and winter and connect more meaningfully with the spectacular phenomena of our precious galaxy. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.www.waterfordpress.com