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The Modern Scholar: Heavens Above: Stars, Constellations, and the Sky

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Have you ever gone outside at night to admire the stars? And wonder what they all are, and what stories they have to tell? Have you ever thought you’d like to know and understand the constellations or know the names of the stars? Here you can learn to find your way across the celestial landscape and begin to understand these patterns of the ages. Learn why the Big Dipper, ...more
Published 2007 by Recorded Books
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I got your azimuth . . . right here.
Dr. Kaler is a folksy professor who has a passion for the sky and stars and wants to share that with the reader. If you are an astronomy buff or just someone who enjoys looking up at night, then this lecture series is for you. While it is detailed and I am not an astronomer, I learned something new in every lecture. Foreign terms made clear. Constellations and pictures in the sky made sense given the historical knowledge that accompanied them. One should listen to some of the lectures on a dark ...more
Heather Roberts
Playful textbook. Poetic stories, mythology of the constellations. Genius, accessible, applicable introductory science. Taking it for night spins to heavens watch is a breeze.
Not bad but not deep. The section on coordinates is pretty good and the sky tour is fine for a newcomer. The science doesn't go very deep but there's a lot of time spent on mythology of the constellations. Here, Kaler is a fine storyteller.
Good primer on the Constellations, stars, and the sky, both historically and from a modern perspective.
Very interesting.
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