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50 Things to See on the Moon
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50 Things to See on the Moon

A first-time stargazer's guide

By John A. Read

This book will be available 30th April 2019. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$19.95 Hardback

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Have you always wanted to explore the Moon like Neil Armstrong or the eleven other astronauts who have walked on its surface? You can tour the Moon from your own backyard with a small telescope or binoculars. This book will point you to the Sea of Tranquility (the landing spot for Apollo 11) and many other fascinating features you can spot on the Moon's surface.

Beginning with the New Moon, as each day passes, an additional slice of the Moon becomes visible. With each new slice comes new craters, lunar seas and jagged mountain ranges. This easy-to-use, illustrated reference book enables everyone, young and old, to better appreciate our nearest neighbour in space.

Glare from the Moon got you down? Then turn your telescope on the Moon! There's so much to see, from the Lunar X and the Straight Wall to the Apollo Landing Sites. 50 Things to See On The Moon will help you find them all.

- Fraser Cain, Publisher of Universe Today

This book is a must-include with a gift of binoculars (or telescope.) It gives the new moon‑gazer day‑by‑day ideas for what to observe on the moon along with three diagrams of exactly how they will see the moon depending on which instrument they are using (binoculars, Newtonian telescope or refractor telescope.)

- Marni Berendsen, Lead Developer of the NASA Night Sky Network

50 Things to See on the Moon is a wonderfully visual guide to exploring our nearest celestial neighbour right from your own backyard. Whether you're using binoculars or a telescope, this book provides a lunar scavenger hunt that is perfect for space lovers of any age!

- Dr. Tanya Harrison, Planetary Scientist and Director of Research, NewSpace Initiative

This book is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to learn more about our beautiful orbital partner in space and what features to look for with even the most basic telescope or binoculars. Whether it's noteworthy craters, lunar mountain ranges, or even the Apollo landing areas, you'll quickly know where and when to set your sights. Make the Moon's nearside as familiar as your own back yard with John Read's 50 Things to See on the Moon!

- Jason Major, Space News Blogger at LightsInTheDark.com

50 Things to See on the Moon is an attractive, accessible guide for those new to pointing binoculars or telescopes at the moon. The annotated photos make it a snap to locate the most interesting lunar sights, and the succinct descriptions explain exactly what you're seeing. New observers will be amazed at what they can find, and novices will discover many features they may have otherwise overlooked. More than just an observing guide, the book also includes fascinating facts about the moon and its exploration history. Highly recommended!

- Andrew Symes, Astrophotographer

JOHN A. READ's journey into astronomy began with a small and rickety telescope purchased at the local pharmacy. He was fascinated that it was possible to observe the moon and Saturn with its rings with such meager equipment. He knew he had to share these views with others. After writing his first book, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, John retired from his career in corporate finance. John is now a telescope operator at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory, sits on the board of directors at the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is studying astrophysics at Saint Mary's University. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 80 pages
Publication Date: 30th April 2019
ISBN: 9781459505223
Format: 8.5in x 8.5in
100+ colour illustrations

BISAC Code:  JNF025080, JNF051010
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 10 To 14

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