Astronomy Teaching Guides

 
Picture of the productBuilding A Small Observatory


This book is the result of interviews with 140 small observatory owners in 10 countries to discover what it takes to fund, build, and operate a small observatory. As a planning guide, it will help you maximize your chances of successfully creating a trouble-free installation, and help find the best site and equipment. Learn from the experience of those who went before you. Don't make the mistakes that others have made!


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Picture of the productNightWatch
Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025. Written by Canadian astronomy writer and RASC member Terence Dickinson. NightWatch has been a must for the novice amateur astronomer for 30 years. The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material. NightWatch has been acclaimed as the best general interest introduction to astronomy. This hardcover edition includes star charts for use in the southern hemisphere. There are also dozens of new photographs throughout the book that show the latest thrilling discoveries made by current space observatories and probes.

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Picture of the productEclipse Bulletin - August 2017



On Monday, 2017 August 21, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the contiguous United States for the first time since 1979. The track of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the Pacific Ocean and crosses from west to east through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The Eclipse Bulletin is the ultimate guide to this highly anticipated event. Written by two of the leading experts on eclipses, the bulletin is a treasure trove of facts on every conceivable aspect of the eclipse.

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Picture of the productSkyways Astronomy Handbook for Teachers

***NEW 2nd Edition***

Teaching Astronomy? Skyways makes it easy!

Skyways is ideal for teachers, youth group leaders, and anyone interested in hands-on astronomy education. Written by a Canadian with Canadian teachers and astronomy educators in mind. Instructions for hands-on activities on a wide range of topics including: Seasons, Stars, and the Solar System.





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Picture of the productExplorons l'astronomie Guide pedagogique

Vous enseignez l’astronomie? Explorons l’astronomie vous facilite la tâche!

Explorons l'astronomie est idéal pour les enseignants, les leaders de groupes des jeunes, et le monde intéressé à partager avec des autres les merveilles de l'univers.

Pour bien plus d'information : http://www.rasc.ca/skyways-explorons-lastronomie

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Picture of the product2016 Observer's Handbook
Published annually for over 100 years by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Observer's Handbook has become the must-have reference book for people interested in astronomy. Whether you are a professional astronomer, a beginner or educator this book is designed for you. The over 350-page guide includes comprehensive information about upcoming astronomical events and references.

Published October 2015.



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