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!