June 11, 2012

Guide to stargazing

Stories in the Stars (Dot to Dot in the Sky)
by Joan Hinz

Fifteen constellations are profiled in this introductory book for young stargazers. Each chapter begins with an illustration of the constellation and its major stars. A mythological story about each constellation's origin is followed by a Where Is It? feature which describes how to find the pattern of stars that make up Cassiopeia, Perseus, or Pegasus. A sidebar called Space Notes provide more information about astronomy while A Closer Look contains facts about individual stars. Other helpful items are a constellation chart and a seasonal viewing checklist.

No comments: