About this product
Part Number: 9781916485006
Discover the Night Sky through Binoculars: A systematic guide to Binocular Astronomy by Stephen Tonkin FRASDiscover the Night Sky through Binoculars
is for the beginning amateur astronomer (or anyone else) who has been given the advice to "start with binoculars", and wants further guidance on how to go about it. Anyone who follows this year-long systematic approach will acquire a sound basic knowledge of the night sky (as seen from northern temperate latitudes) and will gather useful snippets of astronomical miscellany along the way.
There is a set of downloadable higher resolution, full-colour charts
, specifically for this book, which you may print out or store on your tablet or other device for use in the field.
About the authors
Stephen Tonkin, BSc (Hons), F.R.A.S. has been a keen amateur astronomer since childhood and now spends most of his time doing astronomical education and outreach, both with the astronomical societies he belongs to, and independently with his own organisation, The Astronomical Unit. He organises and leads astronomy courses and talks, public observing, and astronomy-related storytelling for children and adults. In 2000, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
He has been using binoculars for astronomy for over forty years, initially under the pristine African skies under which he grew up, and as his main observing instrument for the last decade. He actively promotes and encourages the use of binoculars within the amateur astronomy community and publishes a monthly e-zine, The Binocular Sky Newsletter, for binocular astronomers. He also writes the monthly Binocular Tour in Sky at Night magazine.
He now lives on the edge of the New Forest, which has some of the darkest skies in southern England. On clear moonless nights when he's not working, he can usually be found at one of these dark sites, exploring the night sky with his binoculars.
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