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Title
Night has a thousand eyes - a naked-eye guide to the sky, its science, its lore
Author
Arthur R. Upgren
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Basic Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20000706

Do you sometimes wonder why the sky at dusk is filled with colour, or how the moon controls the tides? Why do stars twinkle and planets don't? Filled with science and lore, with references to myths, legends, and "high" and popular culture, this "naked-eye" guide (no telescope required) demystifies the celestial in accessible, instructive, and entertaining prose.Upgren tells us why werewolves only come out at night and how to find Betelgeuse. He discusses twilight, the seasons and their causes, our solar system, light and darkness, weather, stars and latitude, the moon, light pollution, and the planets.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes
is the perfect resource for amateur astronomers and meteorologists of all ages who pause to enjoy sunsets and identify constellations on a starry night.

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Arthur Upgren is Professor of Astronomy at Wesleyan University and has been director of its Van Vleck Observatory. He is the author of Night Has a Thousand Eyes: A Naked-Eye Guide to the Sky, Its Science, and Lore.Jurgen Stock has been on the faculty of Hamburg and Case-Western Reserve Universities. He has also been director of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory at La Serena, Chile, as well as founding director of CIDA, the Venezuelan National Observatory at Mrida.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Astronomy - Observers' manuals.|Astronomy - Amateurs' manuals.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts
Number of Pages
320

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