Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Stargazers Guide to the Night Sky - A New Leaf Press Review

I was very pleased to review the Stargazers Guide to the Night Sky by Dr. Jason Lisle. The book itself is very attractive and full of beautiful photos. Immediately I started flipping through just to get a glimpse of the amazing images inside. My kids, the 9 and 7 year olds were very eager to look with me and many ooohs and aaahs were given. 

This book is chalked full of information and charts. I especially liked the views of the night sky constellations and for which season. Besides the big dipper, finding constellations was never easy for me so this is a great resource. 

The book covers :
Motions in the Sky – Basic
Motions in the Sky – Advanced
Understanding the Eye
Astronomy with the Unaided Eye
Celestial Events
Telescope Basics
Telescope Observing Sessions
The Moon and the Sun
The Planets
Star Classification and Telescope Viewing
Deep Sky Objects

I think this is a great reference to own. There is so much packed into this book that one could study an entire year to cover it all. I believe that this would be good for all ages. It enticed my youngers and enhanced their excitement. But for older students there is a LOT of information here. This book gets very technical. 

As a homeschooler – I am going to have this book around for my kids to pick up as they want to explore but plan to use it more deeply as they get older. I see a lot of use out of this one and highly recommend it!

I was given this book free for review from the publisher and was not required to give a positive review.
Thank you for the opportunity to review The Stargazers Guide to the Night Sky.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great book. I had seen it and wondered about it. :O)