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The Night Sky


Atlas of the Southern Night Sky 5TH EDITION

Exploring the Moon

by Steve Massey

Page Extent:224 pages
Book Size:210 x 135 x 20 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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A concise, practical guide to observing our nearest celestial neighbour

In Exploring the Moon, Steve unveils the history of the Moon and its various characteristics and effects on the Earth and its living creatures. He describes the bold Cold War missions of Russia and the United States as they raced one another to the Moon and looks at the resulting science that has helped to expand our knowledge of the Moon and its make-up. Steve also takes us on a nightly journey along the Moon?s terminator and explains in simple terms what to look for and how to explore its most prominent features through a small, amateur telescope. Packed with interesting facts, diagrams, illustrations and a plethora of useful information about telescopes and accessories to view the Moon, Exploring the Moon is the ultimate reference for understanding the Moon and how it has played a substantial role in the evolution and behaviour of many species on Earth. So, when next you gaze at this eminent wanderer of the night sky, take a moment to ponder. How might the Earth and even humans have evolved were it not for the very existence of the Moon?

About the Author

Steve Massey

Steve began his love affair with the night sky as a nine-year-old stargazer in the back yard of his family home. During the following 35 years, he has pursued his astronomical interests on both amateur and professional levels. He has gained worldwide recognition as being among the handful who pioneered the use of video technology as an effective and popular medium for imaging the night sky, and was an invited contributor on the subject in the Oxford Astronomy Encyclopedia. Steve is an occasional guest speaker at clubs, universities and in the broadcast media. The asteroid 14420 Massey (1991 SM) was named after him.

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