Explore the Universe is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to take their first steps into astronomy. If you are interested in the subject but don’t know where to start, this book is the perfect guide to help you learn the basics. After reading Explore the Universe, you will be prepared for more complex astronomy books, as well as clubs and star parties.
In this book, you will learn:
- How to use constellations and asterisms to star-hop through the night sky
- Where to look for planets, minor planets and comets
- All about double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies
- Phases of the Moon and identifiable regions of the Moon’s surface
- How to read star charts
- What causes an eclipse
- And much more!
With this book and a beginner’s star atlas or app, you can begin observing the night sky with binoculars to earn the RASC Explore the Universe certificate and pin — anyone can apply!