New Book is Out! Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer.
It seems really surreal to say, but after about a year of work, the Universe Today’s book is finally out. It’s called The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer.
It was written by David Dickinson, who provides the majority of amateur astronomy news on Universe Today. David had been writing more and more complex sky guides on Universe Today over the last few years, and about a year ago, the idea of a comprehensive book on amateur astronomy was pitched to at Page Street Publishing. They were the same group that published books for two other Universe Today writers: Nancy Atkinson and Bob King.
It’s got all the basics you need for amateur astronomy, including advice on learning your way around the night sky, selecting a telescope, doing astrophotography and participating in citizen science and outreach. Topics that are covered all the time on Universe Today.
But to make it even better, dozens of amazing astrophotographers, who are part of the astrophotography community over on Instagram, have been reached out. It was really important that the photos in the book be examples that regular people can take with reasonable equipment matched with skill, patience and practice. You can learn to take these pictures.
The pictures in this book are stunning, and probably you’ve never seen any of them anywhere else.
Finally, Dr. Pamela Gay wrote a wonderful forward.
So, if you want to get started in astronomy, or finally dust off that old scope and return to the night skies. We’ve got you covered.
Of course, you can buy a copy of this book wherever, uh, books are sold.
Source: Universe Today, by Fraser Cain.