Make Time for the Stars

Fitting Astronomy into Your Busy Life

  • Authors
  • Antony¬†Cooke

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Busy Astronomer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-2
    2. Antony Cooke
      Pages 3-7
    3. Antony Cooke
      Pages 9-24
    4. Antony Cooke
      Pages 25-45
    5. Antony Cooke
      Pages 47-59
  3. The Moon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 62-62
    2. Antony Cooke
      Pages 63-66
    3. Antony Cooke
      Pages 67-81
    4. Antony Cooke
      Pages 83-89
    5. Antony Cooke
      Pages 91-98
  4. The Greater Solar System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 100-100
    2. Antony Cooke
      Pages 101-108
    3. Antony Cooke
      Pages 109-125
    4. Antony Cooke
      Pages 127-150
    5. Antony Cooke
      Pages 151-167
    6. Antony Cooke
      Pages 169-181
  5. Deep Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 184-184
    2. Antony Cooke
      Pages 185-203
    3. Antony Cooke
      Pages 205-214
    4. Antony Cooke
      Pages 215-226
    5. Antony Cooke
      Pages 227-254
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-259

About this book


Make Time for the Stars: Fitting Astronomy into Your Busy Life

Antony Cooke

Hungry for an opportunity to study the stars but have little or no time to do it? Then this book is for you!

Perhaps you have a telescope from years ago, which you used a few times, then put it away in a closet, where it has been gathering dust ever since. Could you still use that telescope, or do you have to buy a new one? And what about all the gadgets on the market now? Which ones do you really need? About how much will it all cost you, and what should you look for when you finally have a night out to look?

Antony Cooke will give you those answers, and outline a program for star (and Solar System) gazing that you will be able to fit into your busy life. He tells why it is imperative to get yourself the right equipment from the start (without breaking the bank!) and why he thinks it is important to focus on live viewing rather than fancy gadgetry and imaging techniques. Full of sound advice and lots of encouragement, you will come away from this book prepared to take up your old hobby with new vigor and finally get the pleasure you knew was possible from studying our neighbors in space.


Amateur Astronomy Astronomical Imaging Astronomical Observing Astronomy on the Go Astrophotography advice Observational Astronomy Speed Astronomy Time Management and Astronomy Tony Cooke Visual Astronomy astronomy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-89340-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-89341-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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