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New Leaf Publishing Review:The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky

My family and I enjoy looking to the heavens at night. Especially my children. Although it's hard to see much from our vantage point. This is why I chose to be one of the reviewers for Dr. Jason Lisle's book, 'The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky'.

This book has absolutely stunning pictures of what God has created. It's amazing how God's work is captured on camera.
When I first received the book it was a bit overwhelming because there's so much information. I finally decided that first I was going to go through and look at all the photos because every time I'd start to read a chapter, I found myself flipping through the book instead. By going through the book and looking at all the gorgeous photos, I was better able to concentrate on the reading.
These are only a handful of the pictures and it was not easy picking which to include in this review.

What do you get with this hardbound, 240, full~color page book? A remarkable amount of information about astronomy, science, God's Word, vocabulary, charts and much more.

There are twelve chapters:
  • Motions in the Sky~Basic
  • Motions in the Sky~Advanced
  • Understanding the Eye
  • Astronomy with the Unaided Eye
  • Celestial Events
  • Telescope Basics
  • Telescope Observing Se4ssions
  • The Moon and the Sun
  • The Planets
  • Star Classification and Telescope Viewing
  • Deep Sky Objects
  • Astrophotography
On one of my dates with my husband I was happy to inform him about 'The Moon Illusion', and how our eyes play tricks on us.

When the moon is near the horizon it seems larger but it's not. It is the same size as when the moon is higher. The reason being is, the way the mind interprets the shape of the sky. The brain pictures a flattened dome instead of its hemisphere shape, and it sees it as not very high but wide. When the moon is high in the sky, the mind perceives that it is close and very small. When the moon is near the horizon, there are usually other objects (trees for instance) for comparison. The moon is behind all these objects and the mind perceives that the moon must be a great distance and very large. To read more about "The Moon Illusion" one can refer to chapter 8, 'The Moon and Sun'. My husband was pretty impressed and learned something new on our date!

The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky, would be a great addition to any library. This book is available at New Leaf Publishing for $34.99.
I received this book at no cost to me, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment

  1. Looks like an awesome book, I may have to put on my list!! XOXO


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