Your Next Skill: Stargazing for Kids
Below you'll find links to eBooks and physical books that will get you started on stargazing. You'll also find a link to the Seattle Astronomical Society which has "Star Party" events across Washington State. You'll also find up-to-date sky conditions on their homepage. Happy stargazing!
Complete Guide to Stargazing
All the information you need to explore the northern and southern night skies. Great detail, well presented with graphics and photos.
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The Total Skywatcher's Manual
Published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, an organization with more than 125 years of experience, this manual will benefit astronomers at any level of expertise. Sturdy and portable, the guide consists of 298 useful tips organized into three categories: naked-eye astronomy, telescopes and other tools, and advanced techniques.
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Whether you are a parent thinking of buying a telescope for your children, or a newcomer yourself, this book has all you need to know to take the first steps into the fascinating world of astronomy.
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Did you know that comets are sometimes called "hairy stars?" Or that if you saw a sunset on the moon, the sun would look white because the moon doesn't have an atmosphere? You'll learn this and much more as you become an expert on the objects in the sky. Grades 2-4
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Provides a guide for beginning stargazers, including sky maps and constellation charts, identification tips, and space facts and jokes. Grades 5-8
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Seattle Astronomical Society
Seattle Astronomical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting all aspects of amateur astronomy for the benefit of its members and the general public.View Seattle Astronomical Society