Sky Phenomena

A Guide to Naked-Eye Observation of the Stars

$25.00 Lindisfarne Books ISBN 978-1-58420-026-0 Paperback 208 pages 7" x 10"

Figure from Sky PhenomenaSky Phenomena leads readers from the stars as seen from Earth, through the Sun, Moon, and various planets to the Copernican revolution, to comets and meteors, and to the sky of the Southern Hemisphere.

The text includes mythological and historical aspects of the subject and has numerous exercises for the student. The final chapter is a unique collection of poetry related to the stars from ancient India to modern times. Appendices include future astronomical events, technical data, materials and publications, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms.

Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The Stars — I
  • The Stars — II
  • The Sun
  • The Moon
  • Eclipses
  • The Planets
  • The Copernican Revolution
  • Comets and Meteors
  • The Southern Hemisphere Sky
  • The Stars in Poetry
  • Appendices:
  • Astronimical Events
  • Technical Data
  • Astronomical Symbols
  • much more ....


Reviews & Endorsements:

Sky Phenomena: A Guide To Naked-Eye Observation Of The Stars is a well written guide by Norman Davidson for the non-specialist general reader seeking to observe the wonders of the heavens without the expense of elaborate or expensive telescopes. Individual chapters expertly cover various stars and constellations, the moon, eclipses, the planets, the Copernican revolution, comets and meteors, the southern hemisphere sky, and so much more.

Appendices round out the simple guidelines and black-and-white diagrams with technical data, reference charts of astronomical symbols, star maps for observers at the equator, and much more.

A superb guidebook for anyone who enjoys gazing at the heavens, Sky Phenomena is enthusiastically recommended for personal, school, and community library Astromony reference collections.