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50 Things to See on the Moon
A first-time stargazer's guide

By (author) John A. Read


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Fifty fascinating features to find on the Moon's surface — for a first-time stargazer


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JOHN A. READ's journey into astronomy began with a small and rickety telescope purchased at the local pharmacy. He was fascinated that it was possible to observe the moon and Saturn with its rings with such meager equipment. He knew he had to share these views with others. After writing his first book, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, John retired from his career in corporate finance. John is now a telescope operator at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory, sits on the board of directors at the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is studying astrophysics at Saint Mary's University. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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Glare from the Moon got you down? Then turn your telescope on the Moon! There's so much to see, from the Lunar X and the Straight Wall to the Apollo Landing Sites. 50 Things to See On The Moon will help you find them all.


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This book is a must-include with a gift of binoculars (or telescope.) It gives the new moon‑gazer day‑by‑day ideas for what to observe on the moon along with three diagrams of exactly how they will see the moon depending on which instrument they are using (binoculars, Newtonian telescope or refractor telescope.)


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50 Things to See on the Moon is a wonderfully visual guide to exploring our nearest celestial neighbour right from your own backyard. Whether you're using binoculars or a telescope, this book provides a lunar scavenger hunt that is perfect for space lovers of any age!


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This book is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to learn more about our beautiful orbital partner in space and what features to look for with even the most basic telescope or binoculars. Whether it's noteworthy craters, lunar mountain ranges, or even the Apollo landing areas, you'll quickly know where and when to set your sights. Make the Moon's nearside as familiar as your own back yard with John Read's 50 Things to See on the Moon!


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50 Things to See on the Moon is an attractive, accessible guide for those new to pointing binoculars or telescopes at the moon. The annotated photos make it a snap to locate the most interesting lunar sights, and the succinct descriptions explain exactly what you're seeing. New observers will be amazed at what they can find, and novices will discover many features they may have otherwise overlooked. More than just an observing guide, the book also includes fascinating facts about the moon and its exploration history. Highly recommended!


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