SEEING IN THE DARK: HOW AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS ARE DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE

SEEING IN THE DARK: HOW AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS ARE DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE

By: Ferris, Timothy

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Ti mothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own exper iences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe - from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean And es - on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen - what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy , and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved i n astronomy. Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.

Title: SEEING IN THE DARK: HOW AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS ARE DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Author Name: Ferris, Timothy

Categories: Astronomy,

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

ISBN Number: 0684865807

ISBN Number 13: 9780684865805

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046407