Peterson First Guide to Astronomy, Second Edition by Jay M. Pasachoff Professor of Astronomy

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Completely revised with all-new photographs and covering astronomical events through 2019

The second edition of the Peterson First Guide to Astronomy provides an up-to-date introduction to astronomy for beginners, featuring all-new photographs of recent events — such as one taken from the MESSENGER spacecraft, which launched in 2004 and entered its orbit around Mercury in 2011 — and predictions for future events through 2019, including meteor showers, comets, and eclipses. The book encourages readers to go out into the field, using the maps that show the positions of the stars throughout the year as a guide. This new edition maintains the easy-to-use condensed format of the original, and makes it easy to proceed to the full-fledged Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets for more in-depth information.


About Jay M. Pasachoff Professor of Astronomy

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Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Williams College. He is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets, as well as numerous textbooks and trade books on astronomy, weather, and more.
Published September 2, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math.