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The Night Sky


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[July 2017] Waterford Press Announces New Solar Guides Waterford Press announces two new guides just in time for the total solar eclipse in August 2017! The Night Sky (2nd Edition) includes GLOW-IN-THE-DARK charts to the stars and constellations, and introduces the reader to the solar system, our moon, planets, meteor showers and eclipses. The Moon provides simplified reference to the moon's surface features, phases, eclipses, and myths. Included are viewing tips and detailed maps of the prominent craters, mountains ranges, seas, highlands and manned moon landing sites. Contact info@waterfordpress.com.

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Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.


[August 2017] One of my favorite things to do on clear dark nights when I'm far away from city lights is to gaze at the night sky and imagine worlds far away. Spotting planets, looking for constellations and viewing the Milky Way top my list of things I enjoy best about the darkest skies. Of course, if a UFO happens to make its way across the sky I'm never disappointed. Lots of people use their phones to guide them of where to look but that causes you to have to readjust your eyes to the inky night. Instead I've found two laminated, pocket guides that are perfect for spotting your favorite things, except UFOs of course. Helpful Guides For Viewing The Night Sky The Night Sky: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Moon, Stars, Planets & Celestial Events, includes seasonal GLOW-IN-THE-DARK charts to the stars and constellations and introduces the reader to the solar system, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), meteor showers and eclipses. This is a perfect guide for the upcoming solar eclipse. I love that it is glow in the dark so that I don't have to turn on any lights. The Moon: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Moon, Its Surface Features, Phases & Eclipses is a simplified reference guide to the Moon and its surface features, its phases (and how these affect gravitation on Earth), eclipses, myths and viewing hints. Detailed maps of the Moon highlight prominent craters, mountains ranges, seas, highlands and even residuum from the manned Apollo moon landing sites in the 1970s. * Just Short of Crazy Blog *

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