Stargazing for Dummies – One of the best books to buy!
If you have a passing interest in stargazing, are just starting out in astronomy, or are already a seasoned astronomer, then Stargazing for Dummies is the book for you.
Written by Steve Owens; a very successful UK-based freelance science communicator, astronomer and good friend of mine, Stargazing for Dummies will guide you through the basics and help your evenings looking up at the night sky be more fun, interesting and productive.
Stargazing for Dummies isn’t just a book for beginners; it is a comprehensive reference book for all aspects of amateur astronomy from summaries of main astronomical objects, subjects and events through to constellation guides for both Northern and Southern hemispheres. To make sure they are accurate, the constellations were drawn by Steve himself to make sure they represent the heavens correctly.
Not only does Stargazing for Dummies tell you about celestial objects and events, it gives no-nonsense information on when and how to find them, helping the reader familiarise themselves easily with the night sky.
The book also includes a huge variety of graphics and tips making the information very easy to absorb, even by someone new to, or with just a passing interest in Stargazing.
Many other books can overwhelm the reader with too much technical information and I think there is just enough information in this book for anyone to get to grips with, it’s plain and simple. As it says on the cover; “Making Everything Easier!”
In my opinion Stargazing for Dummies should be treated as an essential handbook by anyone interested in the night sky and kept very close to your window, binoculars or telescope. You will find it to be very handy.