50 Things To See On The Moon by John A. Read
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.
John Read has personally observed, photographed, and researched all 50 objects and is passing his best tips and tricks along to you. You’ll enjoy reading his first-hand experience on what you can expect while viewing.
This book will help empower you as a new amateur astronomer to feel comfortable with your equipment. After exploring the lunar surface in detail, you’ll be ready to try observing the planets, double stars, galaxies, and other challenging objects. This book is a must-have in your astronomy collection that you’ll find yourself enjoying for years to come.
- A first-time stargazer’s guide to viewing the Moon
- 50 lunar features to read about and explore
- 80-page paperback book
Shortly after his wife bought him a twelve-inch Dobsonian Telescope for Christmas (to be fair, she got leather boots), he joined the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society, volunteering as many as four nights per week under California's cloudless skies. In 2013 he published his first book, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope. In 2016, John left corporate America, and in 2020, completed a four year astrophysics degree.
He recently won the Simon Newcomb for excellence in Science Communication by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, for his books: 50 Things to See on the Moon and 50 Things to See with a Telescope.