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December 7, 2019 at 10:47 am #9967Anonymous
A free one for Kindle users!
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A collection of more than 110 short and easy-to-read articles about stargazing, articles that will inform, inspire, and intrigue you, whether you’re an experienced stargazer or a complete beginner. Most of these articles take just a minute or two to read and help you cultivate your fascination with the night sky.
The first section, “Tips”, includes ideas on how to choose and use telescopes and accessories, along with techniques to help you get the most out of whatever equipment you have, whether it’s binoculars, a telescope, or simply your unaided eyes.
The next section, “Tales”, includes stories of intriguing astronomers both famous and obscure who made discoveries, sometimes in the face of formidable obstacles, that changed our understanding of the universe.
The final sections, “Tours”, include short visits to sights in the solar system and deep sky. Here you’ll learn a little of the science of astronomy, along with the pleasure of seeing some of the most beautiful sights in nature.
Astronomy for Older Eyes: A Guide for Aging Backyard Astronomers (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
This book is for the aging amateur astronomy population, including newcomers to astronomy in their retirement and hobbyists who loved peering through a telescope as a child. Whether a novice or an experienced observer, the practice of astronomy differs over the years. This guide will extend the enjoyment of astronomy well into the Golden Years by addressing topics such as eye and overall health issues, recommendations on telescope equipment, and astronomy-related social activities especially suited for seniors.
Many Baby-Boomers reaching retirement age are seeking new activities, and amateur astronomy is a perfect fit as a leisure time activity. Established backyard astronomers who began their love of astronomy in their youth, meanwhile, may face many physical and mental challenges in continuing their lifelong hobby as they age beyond their 55th birthdays. That perfect telescope purchased when they were thirty years old now suddenly at sixty years old feels like an immovable object in the living room. The 20/20 eyesight has given way to reading glasses or bifocals. Treasured eyepieces feel all wrong.
Growing old is a natural process of life, but astronomy is timeless. With a little knowledge and some lifestyle adjustments, older astronomers can still enjoy backyard observing well into their seventies, eighties and even into their nineties.
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