Check out "Night Sky with the Naked Eye" by Bob King

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The new book “Night Sky with the Naked Eye” contains lots of observing tips for beginning stargazers.

Rarely has a book appeared that offers a lot of entertaining, instructive material for novice skygazers who want to learn the sky with their eyes alone. The current book, however, Night Sky with the Naked Eye: How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope, is just such a book. The work is by Bob King, who goes by “Astro Bob,” and was recently published by Page Street Press (Salem, Massachusetts, 2016; 255 pp., paper, $22, ISBN 978–1–62414–309–0). 

This book is filled with numerous, nicely printed color photos and diagrams, and covers a vast array of naked eye sights: satellites, the Space Station, preparing for a night’s observing, Earth’s rotation, the North Star and the dippers, the seasons of the sky, the Moon, planet spotting, meteors, aurorae, and curiosities of the night. 

The narrative is engaging, fact-filled, and written with flair. 

This is a book that beginners who want to know the sky should definitely have by their side. 

I encourage you to check it out! 

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