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The Resource Astronomy Adventures and Vacations : How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time

Astronomy Adventures and Vacations : How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time

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Astronomy Adventures and Vacations : How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time
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Astronomy Adventures and Vacations
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How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time
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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Astronomy Adventures and Vacations : How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time
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Astronomy Adventures and Vacations : How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time
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Contents
  • Preface -- Photo Credits -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Part I: Astronomy -- Chapter 1: Telescope Shops and Astronomy Shows -- Telescope Shops -- Astronomy Shows -- Astronomy and the Arts -- US: Regional Shows -- Further Afield -- National/International Events Days -- Astronomy Magazines -- Astronomy Forums -- Chapter 2: Planetaria and Science Museums -- The US -- The UK -- Europe -- Historical Homes -- Space Memorabilia -- Chapter 3: In Search of Dark Skies -- Stargazing in Towns and Cities -- Dark Sky Sites -- Finding a Dark Sky Site -- Commission for Dark Skies -- Chapter 4: Star Parties -- The US -- The Western and Southwestern US -- Southwestern US -- Midwestern US -- Eastern and Southern US -- Southern US -- Canada -- The UK -- Europe -- Chapter 5: Astronomy in the National Parks -- Summer Night Sky Ranger Schemes -- International Dark Sky Association Recognized Dark Sky Parks -- Chapter 6: Hawaii -- When to Travel -- Which Islands to Visit? -- Oahu -- Bishop Museum Planetarium -- The Telescope Guy -- The Big Island -- Mauna Kea -- Commercial Tours -- Making Your Own Ascent -- The Kona Side -- The Hilo Side: Volcanoes and Astronomy -- Hilo: Institute for Astronomy -- The Other Islands -- Chapter 7: The Northern Lights -- What Are the Northern Lights? -- How to See Them: Optimizing Your Chances -- Alaska -- Canada -- Russia -- Iceland -- Aurora Flights -- Aurora Cruises -- The Ice Hotel -- Chapter 8: Southern Skies -- Viewing Opportunities -- Chile -- Africa -- South Africa -- Australia -- New Zealand: Aotearoa - The Land of the Long White Cloud -- Chapter 9: Eclipses and Other Time-Specific Events -- Solar Eclipses -- Lunar Eclipses -- Transits -- Occultations -- Satellite Viewing -- Comets -- Meteor Showers -- Chapter 10: Observing Other Astronomically Related Phenomena -- Archaeoastronomy or Astroarchaeology -- Impact Craters
  • Desert Skies -- Manhattanhenge -- Tides -- Tidal Bores -- Extreme Tides -- Chapter 11: Enhancing Your Observing Experience -- Virtual Astronomy -- Vacations and Breaks at Small Private Observatories -- Vacations at Astronomy Communities -- Telescope Hire -- Astronomy Courses: Improve Your Skills -- Academic Astronomy Distance Learning -- UK Courses -- Part II: Space -- Chapter 12: NASA Visitor Centers and Other US Space Sites -- Space Race Artifacts -- The Shuttle Era -- NASA Sites and Visitor Centers -- Chapter 13: Star City - The Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center -- The Tour -- Chapter 14: Meet an Astronaut -- Astronaut Events -- Mercury, Gemini, Apollo Astronauts -- Meeting Astronauts -- Chapter 15: Cosmic Adventures -- Watching a NASA Rocket Launch -- Baikonur Cosmodrome Tours: Launches and Landings -- Experiencing Micro-Gravity: Zero Gravity Flights -- Virgin Galactic -- Fly a MIG 29 to the Edge of Space -- Fly an Object to the Stratosphere: The Edge of Space -- Astronomy -- Chapter 1 - Telescope Shops & Astronomy Shows -- Chapter 2 - Planetaria & Science Museums -- Chapter 3 - In Search of Dark Skies -- Chapter 4 - Star Parties -- Chapter 5 - Astronomy in the National Parks -- Chapter 6 - Hawaii -- Chapter 7 - The Northern Lights -- Chapter 8 - Southern Skies -- Chapter 9 - Eclipses & Other Time Specific Events -- Chapter 10 - Observing Other Astronomically Related Phenomena -- Chapter 11- Enhancing You're Observing Experience -- Appendix: Useful Books and Web Sites -- Space -- Chapter 12 - NASA Visitor Centers and Other U.S. Space Sites -- Chapter 13 - Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre - GCTC - Star City -- Chapter 14 - Meet an Astronaut -- Chapter 15 - Cosmic Adventures -- Index
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