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Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 395 Nombre de pages
In this book Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you'll need to be ready for the total sola... Lire la suite
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Description

In this book Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you'll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017. In this one resource you'll find out where the eclipse will occur, how to observe it safely, what you'll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, detailed weather forecasts for locations where the Moon's shadow will fall, and much more. Written in easy-to-understand language (and with a glossary for those few terms you may not be familiar with), this is the must-have reference for this unique occurrence. It's not a stretch to say that this eclipse will prove to be the most viewed sky event in history. That's why even now, more than a year before the eclipse, astronomy clubs, government agencies, cities - even whole states - are preparing for the unprecedented onslaught of visitors whose only desire is to experience darkness at midday. Bakich informs observers what anyone will need to observe, enjoy, and understand this event.

Auteur

Michael E. Bakich is a Senior Editor and Photo Editor for Astronomy magazine. He earned a B.S. in Astronomy from the Ohio State University and an M.A. in Planetarium Education from Michigan State University, and has written and produced dozens of planetarium programs. He serves on the American Astronomical Society Steering Committee for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Previously Springer published his book 1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die (2010).



    Résumé
    quot;Michael Bakich's new book, Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, is all about being fully prepared, whether you're a dedicated eclipse chaser or a first-timer. ... Your guide to the 2017 Solar Eclipse is an inspiring practical handbook to this month's exciting event, and much of the advice will be valid for the repeat performance in 2024. Astronomy is looking up. Enjoy the eclipse." (Simon Mitton, Physics Today, Vol. 59 (8), August, 2017) "Bakich, a senior editor of Astronomy magazine, describes the underlying science, as well as the cultural aspects of eclipses. He provides guidelines for safe observing, choosing equipment ... and ideas for activities beyond just enjoying the aesthetic experience. ... High quality paper and copious illustrations and photographs greatly enhance this guide, as do the appendixes and index. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers." (M.-K. Hemenway, Choice, Vol. 54 (5), January, 2017)

    Contenu

    Introduction.- Total Solar eclipse.- Illustrated Eclipse Glossary.- First Look.- 25 frequently Answered Questions.- Observing the Sun Safely.- How NOT to Observe the Sun.- Rehearsing for the Eclipse.- Cool Products for a Hot Sun.- What Will You See?.- Earthly Effects.- Picking the Right Equipment.- Photographing the Eclipse.- Projects for Observing the Sun and the Eclipse.- Observing Outside the Center Line.- Planning for Eclipse Day.- Eclipse Tours.- Weather Predictions.- 20 Hot Spots for Viewing.- Appendices.- Index.

    Détails sur le produit

    Titre: Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
    Auteur:
    Code EAN: 9783319276304
    ISBN: 978-3-319-27630-4
    Format: Couverture cartonnée
    Editeur: Springer-Verlag GmbH
    Genre: Nature et technique
    nombre de pages: 395
    Poids: 705g
    Taille: H240mm x B159mm x T22mm
    Année: 2016
    Auflage: 1st ed. 2016