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Astronomy for kids : how to explore outer space with binoculars, a telescope, or just your eyes! / Bruce Betts, PhD ; foreword by Erica Colon.

Betts, Bruce, (author.). Colon, Erica, (author of foreword.).

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  • 1 copy at Skagit Evergreen Libraries.

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Upper Skagit Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 523 BET 2018 1007281 Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641521437
  • ISBN: 1641521430
  • Physical Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Emeryville, California : Rockridge Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Introduction -- Astronomy In action -- Tips for seeing outer space -- Avoid bad skies -- Get that flashlight out of my eyes -- Looking for color -- Know about different skies -- Hey, why did the sky move? -- Nightly changes -- Seasonal changes -- How do I find stuff? -- Determining direction in the sky -- Measuring angles in the sky -- Keep In mind -- Word play: constellations, asterisms, and clusters -- A note about planets -- A mess of Messier objects -- Tools And supplies -- Astronomy stuff -- Comfort stuff -- Use your eyes -- The big 30 --The northern sky -- The winter sky -- The spring sky -- The summer sky -- The autumn sky -- Planets -- Oddballs: the Moon and the Milky Way -- Occasional sights -- Best with binoculars -- What the weird binoculars numbers mean -- Set the stage -- The binocular big 10 -- The winter sky -- The spring sky -- The summer sky -- The autumn sky -- Planets and their moons -- Less frequent sights -- Step up to a telescope -- Telescope basics -- Types of telescopes -- Important stuff to go with a telescope -- How to buy a telescope -- How to use a telescope -- The telescope top 10 -- The northern sky -- The summer sky -- The autumn sky -- Planets and their moons -- Keep exploring -- The next steps -- Aim high -- The northern sky -- The winter sky -- The summer sky -- The autumn sky -- Glossary -- Resources -- Where to look for planets, sky charts, and more -- Information about the next eclipses -- Meteor shower information -- International Space Station flyovers -- Find your local astronomy club or organization -- Telescope brands -- General space exploration Information and fun -- Astronomy and night sky books -- Index of objects -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
One of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside. With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family. From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon's craters and mountains. Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system.
Subject: Astronomy > Juvenile literature.
Amateur astronomy > Juvenile literature.
Stars > Juvenile literature.
Planets > Juvenile literature.
Outer space > Juvenile literature.
Telescopes > Juvenile literature.
Astronomical instruments > Juvenile literature.
Astronomical observatories > Juvenile literature.
Astrophysics > Juvenile literature.
Milky Way > Juvenile literature.

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