Stars Above, Earth Below

A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks

  • Tyler Nordgren

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pages 35-68
  3. Pages 105-146
  4. Pages 147-186
  5. Pages 227-270
  6. Pages 271-316
  7. Pages 317-356
  8. Pages 397-436
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 437-444

About this book


In Stars Above, Earth Below, Tyler Nordgren examines a range of astronomical topics and makes the connection between them and the landscapes, processes, and cultures which can be seen and experienced within specific U.S. National Parks. For each park and topic the story unfolds in three steps: what does the reader see for him - or herself? What is the scientific cause or explanation of what is seen? And finally, what is the big picture about ourselves, our world, and our Universe? The author takes us the length and breadth of the U.S., from the coast of Maine to the Yellowstone volcano, from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the heights of the Rocky Mountains, exploring the natural links between the features of the parks and those of our Universe.


astronomy earth milky way planet popular astronomy solar system stars

Authors and affiliations

  • Tyler Nordgren
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Redlands AstronomerRedlandsUSA

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