New Michael Bakich, Mike Reynolds astronomy lab manual

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Here’s a heads-up on the publishing front: The first copies are just out of Astronomy Senior Editor Michael Bakich’s new astronomy lab manual. If you are teaching a course, in school, or are simply interested in astronomy, this is a dynamic new book you should know about.

Written by Bakich and Astronomy Contributing Editor Mike Reynolds, the book is Exploring the Universe: A Laboratory Guide for Astronomy (452 pp., paper, Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, Colo., 2015; $79.95, ISBN 978–1–61731–212–0).

The book is very colorful, filled with dozens and dozens of beautiful illustrations, and is organized as a how-to-do-astronomy guide. I suggest that not only college students, but also enthusiastic amateur astronomers would get a treasure-trove of info from this great book!

Huge arenas of the subject get attention: optics, binoculars, telescopes, star maps, seasons, sketching, the Moon, the Sun, the solar system, stars, deep-sky objects, spectroscopy, the H-R diagram, radioactivity, and much, much more.

This is a biblical guidebook on observing the sky!

You can read more about the book here.

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