I reviewed The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky by Dr. Jason Lisle.
This is a great intro to astronomy book. Oh, I wish I had received this when we were doing our space unit back in March!
This astronomy book is a wonderful resource.
Twelve chapters and an afterword about the relevance of astronomy.
There’s a quote from Macbeth, people! I highly respect any scientist who can and does quote Shakespeare.
Dr. Jason Lisle is well-known for his apologetics and creationist arguments.
I don’t see a whole lot of that in this book; it is a well written and informative text on basic astronomy. Dr. Lisle professes that he loves astronomy in the introduction and it certainly shows throughout the text.
It is filled with lovely and well though out charts and graphs and pictures and drawings to help children understand the concept. It’s quite gorgeous and the kids just love looking at the pictures of deep space. God’s creation is truly amazing.
I recommend this book as a base text on an astronomy unit or even as a supplement. It’s a sturdy hardback book that will last for generations or several rough and tumble kiddos.
We currently use another science series, but I will keep this on our shelf for when we next do some astronomy. Now, to go get that telescope fixed!
The Stargazers Guide to the Night Sky offers everything you need to explore the remarkable beauty of the stars, moon, and planets. Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and Ph.D. in astrophysics provides a very thorough, practical and easy to read resource to fuel the curiosity of amateur astronomers ages 10 to 100.
- Understand how the eye works to enhance your views of the night sky
- Study the 150 stunning, full-color star charts to learn the names and placement of constellations
- Discover how to observe the galaxies with the naked eye
- Learn how to choose and use a telescope
- Investigate the celestial motions and events
- Learn best practices for astrophotography
These simple tips and tricks from Dr. Lisle will make your stargazing sessions go from mediocre to spectacular. The Stargazers Guide to the Night Sky is the size of a hardcover textbook, boasting 240 glossy pages of education for the hobby astronomer or science student. This resource is excellent for the family, couples, or individuals who like to learn and explore the beauty of God’s creation.
Now includes the free Stargazer’s Planisphere. This chart helps you locate the positions of stars on any night of the year so you can better enjoy God’s amazing night sky.