Monday, July 16, 2012

The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky by Dr. Jason Lisle

Are you a stargazer? Do you want to learn how to be one? This book is the perfect guide to exploring the night sky. Written in a christian perspective and full of beautiful photography; The Stargazers guide to the night sky will help you discover and explore celestial wonders like you never have before.
This hardback 240 page book is divided into 12 chapters which includes the best ways and times to observe the planets and stars, picking out the right telescope for star gazing, star charts and more. Any new or inexperienced astronomy lover can find detailed information on what, where and how to find and observe God's celestial creation. This book would be great for personal or educational purposes. Although there is no age appropriated designated, I would suggest a high school-adult level; possibly junior high depending on the student.

What I liked:  My favorite thing about the book was the detailed guide to picking out a telescope that works for you, star charts that tell you where and when you can find them, and the absolutely gorgeous photography throughout (I could spend hours just looking at the pictures). We are personally going to use this book as an addition to our Astronomy curriculum for homeschooling this coming year.

What I didn't like: There really is nothing negative I can say about this book. I wouldn't consider this a complete astronomy curriculum, but it is a fantastic book for basic astronomy and information  and tips to appreciate the beauty of God's universe.

*This book was sent to me by New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review

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