I was sent a free copy of National Geographic’s Stargazer’s Atlas by TLC Book Tours. All opinions are my own.
About National Geographic’s Stargazer’s Atlas:
Richly illustrated with luminous photographs and informative maps and graphics, this expansive book is the perfect guide for everyone discovering the wonders of the night sky, from those just learning the constellations to dedicated telescope observers.
Combining science, exploration, and storytelling, National Geographic Stargazer’s Atlas invites readers to roam the night sky for constellations, planets and moons, eclipses, comets and meteor showers, auroras, and deep-sky treasures including nebulae and galaxies―many visible to the naked eye and all with binoculars or a backyard telescope.
Beginning with basic space science and including a complete set of night sky maps for all four seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, this fascinating book guides the reader toward the most rewarding observations. A unique chapter on astrotourism highlights ancient observatories, dark-sky preserves, and other global destinations for the sky-seeking traveler; a final chapter details current and future space missions and what they might discover.
Richly illustrated with awe-inspiring imagery―including photos from space missions and telescopes, science-based artists’ interpretations, and explanatory graphics―the book also contains 170 maps and charts of planets, moons, and constellations, from Earth’s moon to moons of Saturn.
Practical advice throughout helps readers see what they have been reading about, building key observational skills such as “star hopping” from easy-to-find stars to fainter deep-sky objects and focusing on “deep sky treasures:” areas rich in observable phenomena.
Approachable and authoritative, gorgeous and fascinating, National Geographic Stargazer’s Atlas will intrigue all who love to gaze up in wonder at the night sky―and find themselves wanting to know more.
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About National Geographic:
One of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, National Geographic Books has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.
What a beautiful, informative and delightful book! National Geographic’s Stargazer’s Atlas would make a wonderful gift for anyone interested in the night sky or space in general.
It’s full of general information about the constellations, the planets, their movements and all that goes on in the sky. And it being from National Geographic it is full of astoundingly beautiful photographs.
On nights when I don’t want to read a novel or watch TV I find that turning to a book like this is just the thing. I can look at the gorgeous photos, go somewhere I will really never go in real life and still learn so much about a place of magic and wonder.
It’s a book that parents can share with their children and adults can enjoy as well. I am beyond thrilled that it is now part of my home library.