Formac Lorimer Books
110 Things to See With a Telescope by John... $23.95
A Great Messier Object Workbook This book and a telescope are all you need to find, view, and record your observations of the 110 most popular stargazing targets. But what makes this list of objects so famous? Over 200 years ago, the French comet hunter Charles Messier published a list of fuzzy, comet-like objects he saw through his telescope. To him, they were a nuisance. We now know them as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies! Modern astronomers later expanded his list from 103 to 110 objects – and they’re some of the finest celestial sights to explore with your backyard...
Ken Press
Ken Press 16" Planisphere for 30-60 Degree... $25.95
The 16-inch diameter plastic star chart is for use in the northern hempisphere between 30-60 degrees of lattitude. It consists of two plastic circles riveted together that can be turned to find the stars for any hour or day of the year. Binocular and small telescope objects are noted on the chart. The back of the chart is packed with information including a table for the annual meteor shower, Moon map, planet facts, a tickle of mythology, astro history timeline, fun facts and more.Note about the Planets: The planets are not plotted on charts of this type because they move...
Formac Lorimer Books
50 Things To See On The Moon by John A. Read $19.95
50 Things to See on the Moon by John A. Read is a wonderful visual introduction to the Moon, designed with first-time stargazers and young adults in mind. To help newbies fall in love with astronomy and our closest celestial neighbour, John Read has hand-picked 50 of the best lunar features to observe with a telescope or binocular of your choosing. You’ll refer to the book night after night as the Moon goes through its cycle of phases and new, interesting surface features come into view. Description John Read has personally observed, photographed, and researched all 50 objects and is...
Firefly Books
Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing t... $34.95
Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025. Description The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material. NightWatch has been acclaimed as the best general interest introduction to astronomy. The fourth edition has improvements over the 3rd edition in every chapter, including: The famous charts, ideal for...
Formac Lorimer Books
50 Things To See With a Telescope: A Young... $19.95
John A. Read covers everything needed to identify constellations, planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Inquisitive stargazers will find planet hunting and star hopping easy with clearly plotted routes and images of the sky both as seen by the naked eye and detailed views from a telescope. Many fascinating cosmic objects can be easily spotted with the help of this book including beautiful Cassiopeia, regal Leo, the plentiful Kemble's Cascade, the explosive Crab Nebula, the rings of Saturn — even the moon! This easy to read, fully illustrated reference book will enrich every young person's experience of the skies above....
All-Star Telescope Canada
2023 Night Sky Almanac $14.95
A portable guidebook for enjoying the night sky in 2023. Description The 2023 Night Sky Almanac is the ideal resource for both novice and experienced sky watchers in the United States and Canada, with all the advice, information and data that enthusiasts need to understand and enjoy the wonders of the night sky. This in-depth guide first introduces readers to the objects in the sky - from stars, to comets, to globular clusters -- and then takes them through the cosmic events to look out for each month in 2023, with sky maps, moon phase charts and info about the...
Firefly Books
Backyard Astronomer'S Guide, 4Th Edition B... $49.95
The touchstone for contemporary stargazers. This classic, groundbreaking guide has been the go-to field guide for both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers for nearly 30 years. Description The fourth edition brings Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer's invaluable manual completely up-to-date. Setting a new standard for astronomy guides, it will serve as the touchstone for the next generation of stargazers as well as longtime devotees. Technology and astronomical understanding are evolving at a breathtaking clip, and to reflect the latest information about observing techniques and equipment, this massively revised and expanded edition has been completely rebuilt (an additional 48 pages brings...
Ken Press
Ken Press 11" Planisphere for 30-60 Degree... $18.95
 The 11-inch diameter plastic star chart is for use in the northern hempisphere between 30 and 60 degrees of lattitude. It consists of two plastic circles riveted together that can be turned to find the stars for any hour or day of the year. Binocular and small telescope objects are noted on the chart. The back of the chart is packed with information including a table for the annual meteor shower, Moon map, planet facts, a tickle of mythology, astro history timeline, fun facts and more. Note about the Planets: The planets are not plotted on charts of this type...
Kalmbach
Deep Space Mysteries 2023 Calendar $19.95
Explore nebulae, spiral galaxies, star-forming regions, and other mysteries of deep space in this 2023 calendar from Astronomy magazine! Description Astronomy magazine brings you the Deep Space Mysteries 2023 calendar filled with dramatic images of nebulae, spiral galaxies, star-forming regions, and other mysteries of deep space. Each month details planet visibility, meteor showers, conjunctions, and other observing opportunities, as well as moon phases and other major astronomical events. Bonus - this space calendar also includes tips for getting the most out of viewing the Moon! National holidays and occasions are highlighted, and there is ample room to add notes and...
Kalmbach
Space Flashcards - Constellations, Galaxie... $19.95
It has never been more fun to learn! Engage children of all ages with STEM toys that will encourage them to explore, understand and be inspired by the world of science, technology, engineering and math. Exclusive from Astronomy magazine. Description Astronaut Flashcards Learn about 36 astronauts who have had a large impact on our history in space in this exclusive flashcard set from Astronomy magazine. You will find out more about famous astronauts including Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Mark Kelly, Jessica Meir, Christa McAuliffe, Chris Hadfield, and many more. Mars Flashcards Explore the red planet's 36 greatest features with this...
Formac Lorimer Books
50 Things To Know About the International ... $19.95
This book tells young readers everything they want to know about life in space. With a focus on international collaboration, it details how men and women in space celebrate the holidays, watch the latest movies, go to sleep, call home, eat and drink, use the toilet and so much more. Description Featured astronauts include Canadians Chris Hadfield and Julie Payette — the only Canadian woman to visit the ISS. Each page of this book is heavily illustrated with photos showing the space station and the astronauts in action. Short texts and cutlines engage readers and make this book fun to...
Formac Lorimer Books
50 Animals That Have Been To Space by Jen ... $19.95
Since the early days of flight, animals have helped researchers learn how to survive in the sky, and their role continues as humanity voyages into outer space. In 1783, a rooster, a duck and a sheep were placed in a basket attached to the first hot-air balloon. In the age of rockets and space travel, many more animals have travelled into orbit, and most have returned safely to earth. Description This book tells the stories of 50 trips into space, with details about the animals and the scientists involved. The experiments, often designed by students, originate from many countries. The...
Celestron
Celestron The World of the Microscope Book... $18.95
THE WORLD OF THE MICROSCOPE BOOK This book investigates the enormous variety of objects too small for the eye to see. Includes step-by-step diagrams to show how to get the best from a microscope and how to make and keep slides.You will learn about the different types of microscopes, from magnifying glasses to electron beam microscopes. There are plenty of exciting suggestions for projects which reveal the incredible detail of everyday objects. Book Information Author: Usborne Science Publisher: Usborne Language: English Format: Paperback Pages: 48 pages Date of Publication: March 21, 2008 ISBN-10: 079451524X ISBN-13: 978-0794515249 Item Weight: 5.6 oz...
Formac Lorimer Books
50 Space Missions That Changed the World b... $19.95
Since the first spacecraft launched in 1957, there have been many ground-breaking missions that have expanded our knowledge of the solar system. The 50 featured in this collection include Voyager's Grand Tour, Apollo 8 and the first crewed mission to the Moon, the first woman in space and the first communication satellite that brought live television to the world. Description You can also find information on spy satellites, space tourism and climate change. In the early days of space exploration, the focus was on military dominance. Today most missions require the collaboration of several different countries and there's a broader...
Orion Telescopes USD
Orion Mars Map (51924) $19.95
Explore our next-door neighbor planet Mars like never before with the Orion Mars Map & Observing Guide, now in its Second Edition with events from 2020-2026. This detailed map will help you locate and identify intriguing Martian features, and it will also help you learn interesting facts about the red planet. Description The Orion Mars Map & Observing Guide is a useful tool for backyard astronomers of all skill levels who want to get more out of their telescopic observations of Mars. Use the map to identify classical albedo features (light and dark regions) observed with a telescope. It also...
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Orion Saturn Map (51925) $19.95
Saturn is one of the most exciting objects to observe with a telescope and astronomy binoculars. Many experienced amateur astronomers will tell you their first telescopic view of Saturn and its magnificent ring system is what got them "hooked" on the hobby of stargazing. The gas giant planet and its striking rings make an ideal target for both beginners and seasoned amateurs. Description The newly updated Second Edition of the Orion Saturn Map & Observing Guide is a wonderful tool for backyard astronomers of all skill levels who want to enrich their observations and understanding of this unique gas giant...
Orion Telescopes USD
Orion Jupiter Map (51926) $19.95
Set sail for the spectacular sights of Jupiter! The Second Edition of the affordable Orion Jupiter Map & Observing Guide is a great tool for backyard astronomers of all skill levels who want to get more out of their observations of gigantic Jupiter and its four brightest moons. Description The largest planet in our solar system is a joy to explore with a telescope, and the Orion Jupiter Map & Observing Guide is loaded with educational information and tips to help you get the most out of each and every view of Jupiter. With its bold equatorial cloud belts and...
Firefly Books
Explore The Universe $17.95
If you are just starting out in astronomy, the ETU Guide is for you. This iustrated book answers questions about astronomical coordinates, consteations, eclipses, the Moon, major and minor planets, comets and more. It's the perfect guide to start learning your way around the sky, using the technique of "star-hopping" to find objects with your eyes, in binoculars, or in telescopes. Seven a-sky star charts are included, as we as a special map of the Moon showing where to find lunar features such as seas, craters, and mountain ranges. Second edition. (Cover image by Alan Dyer)

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