Backyard Stargazer

... that makes the Sun shine and provides heat and light to Earth . Unlike Earth's , the Sun's core is not solid — it's hot , dense gas . solar activity can mean power and communications disruptions on Earth. 54 The Backyard Stargazer.



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The Stargazer s Guide to the Night Sky

These are the brighter moons which can be seen in a backyard telescope. material in that division to eventually be pulled out. In some situations, orbital resonances can increase stability (e.g., Jupiter's main systems, the A, B, ...

Author: Dr. Jason Lisle

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780890516416

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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"Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quoatations are from the New King James Version of the Bible."--T.p. verso.

The Stargazer s Scrapbook

We must have gotten the room wrong. the times we spent together picking apples in the backyard, feeding pigeons in the schoolyard, solving word searches, and reading The Magic Treehouse books ... I didn't look The STargazer'S Scrapbook 11.

Author: Esther Lac

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499029246


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The Stargazer S Journey

It matched perfectly to the view of Earth and sounded like the music Wayne would play while he sat out in the backyard gazing up at the night sky. ... My stargazer clearly felt touched by this profound moment of standing before Earth.

Author: Mark Reed

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524689797

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Wayne is an avid stargazer, and nothing makes him happier than being with his boyfriend, Adam, beneath a night sky that is blanketed with stars. They live near a park and lake along a dead-end street, and late-one evening, while gazing through Waynes telescope, they see a flash of light in the distance with a boom of thunder. Theyre both concerned and curious about what it was. Perhaps a small plane had crashed, or something else could have exploded. They werent sure. So they both decide to go for a hike over the trails behind their house. Their journey begins after they meet two strangers beside the lake. One is human, and the other is much different. Both have come here on a mission of great importance. There are vile and hateful individuals from another dimension who have come here to conquer anyone they can get their hands on, and they must be stopped before Earth becomes their next target.


Distracting. My response to the view: complete disregard. A lie. If only I were strong enough to achieve complete disregard. Instead, I peered out into the backyard every chance I got. Good thing about me being the boss of my workshop, ...

Author: Wendy S. Marcus

Publisher: Heart Eyes Press LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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Randall Dickson is coping. Sort of. An upcoming medical eval, one that could end his military career, has him stressed and making bad choices. So when a concerned friend issues a strongly-worded “invitation” to Vermont, R.D. is all in for a change of scenery, a temporary job as a bartender, and the opportunity to shake himself out of his self-destructive routine. Then he sets eyes on his seriously sexy new co-worker… Lily Reynolds, an artist by day, Speakeasy’s favorite bartender at night, works hard to stay positive, unlike her surly new coworker. He may be a treat to look at, but that grumpy attitude and terse manner are not her type. So when Lily finds herself in desperate need of someone to share expenses, she convinces R.D. to rent her vacant room. There’s no way she’ll find herself falling for him. She’d like to find the secret admirer who’s leaving her secret love notes around the bar, though. But he won’t reveal himself... This standalone contains: opposites who definitely attract, a workplace romance and an opinionated French bulldog. *** Stargazer is a stand-alone novel in the Speakeasy series of Sarina Bowen's World of True North! Stop in for craft brew and romance. The drinks aren't the only things shaking it up around here... *** For fans of: Sarina Bowen, True North, Emily Henry, Marie Force, Piper Rayne, Kendall Ryan, Amanda Siegrist, Devney Perry, Carrie Ann Ryan, Rebecca Yarros, Chelle Bliss, Sarah Mayberry, L.B. Dunbar, J.H. Croix, Rebecca Norrine, Lisa Hughey, Erin Wright, BJ Daniels, Kate Pearce, Cora Seton, Vivian Arend, JH Croix, Jennifer Ryan, Diana Palmer, Elle James, Corinne Michaels, Kelly Hunter, Amy Andrews, Lori Wild, Sinclair Jayne, Jeannie Watt, Kristen Callihan, Jane Porter. Search terms: Busy Bean, True North World, World of True North, forbidden romance, contemporary romance, Vermont romance, Sarina Bowen's World of True North, coffee shop romance.

The Backyard Stargazer

The Backyard Stargazer will help you discover new wonders in the night sky, whether you observe from a lounge chair in your backyard, a camp set up far from city lights, or the deck of a ship on a special stargazing cruise.

Author: Pat Price

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1592531482

Category: Science

Page: 168

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Stargazing is an activity that lasts a lifetime. There is nothing like the thrill of glimpsing at the rings of Saturn for the first time or seeing, with the aid of a simple pair of binoculars, a fuzzy patch in the sky resolve into a cluster of sparkling stars. The Backyard Stargazer will help you discover new wonders in the night sky, whether you observe from a lounge chair in your backyard, a camp set up far from city lights, or the deck of a ship on a special stargazing cruise. Written in a conversational, accessible style, The Backyard Stargazer is a down to earth guide to observing the night and daytime sky without having to invest in a lot of equipment. You will discover: What you need to get started: a clear night, a red light flashlight, and a copy of The Backyard Stargazer to guide your observing sessions Seasonal star maps to help you spot constellations ,and more, year round Things you never knew about the Moon, Sun, and planets What causes an eclipse and how you can travel to see one How stars are born and where comets come from How to photograph auroras, meteors, and constellations What you can see with the naked eye, binoculars, and, when you're ready, a small telescope Includes 46 easy projects for planet watching, moon viewing, and constellation spotting!

The Last Stargazers

When that something was astronomy, my dad scraped up funds to buy a backyard Celestron C8, a squat orange cylinder with an eight-inch mirror, and built his own table to mount it on along with some added shelving to store eyepieces, ...

Author: Emily Levesque

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786078247

Category: Science

Page: 320

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2021 FINALIST FOR THE PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2020 To be an astronomer is to journey to some of the most inaccessible parts of the globe, braving mountain passes, sub-zero temperatures, and hostile flora and fauna. Not to mention the stress of handling equipment worth millions. It is a life of unique delights and absurdities … and one that may be drawing to a close. Since Galileo first pointed his telescope at the heavens, astronomy has stood as a fount of human creativity and discovery, but soon it will be the robots gazing at the sky while we are left to sift through the data. In The Last Stargazers, Emily Levesque reveals the hidden world of the professional astronomer. She celebrates an era of ingenuity and curiosity, and asks us to think twice before we cast aside our sense of wonder at the universe.

The Stars

The Backyard Stargazer : An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Skywatching with and without a Telescope . Gloucester , MA : Quarry Books , 2005 . Ridpath , Ian . Stars and Planets . Smithsonian Handbooks . London : Dorling Kindersley Ltd.

Author: Gail Mack

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761445609

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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"Describes the stars, including their history, their composition, and their roles in the solar system"--Provided by publisher.

Buck Stargazer Alien Mail Order Brides 11

“It was practically in my backyard.” “They filmed this in your hometown?” Kate asked. “That's awesome. So you actually got to meet Dirk Malcolm when he looked like that?” “'Fraid not,” Cecily chuckled. “This was shot before I was born.

Author: Tasha Black

Publisher: 13th Story Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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She’s the ultimate introverted artist. But this irresistible alien is determined to draw her out… Beatrix eats, sleeps and dreams graphic novels. And her latest creation is about to be made into a movie. But Bea’s new-found fame keeps putting her in the spotlight in social situations when she’d rather be curled up with her sketches. Worse, an incredibly sexy interstellar hunk is distracting her from putting the finishing touches on her fundraising efforts. Buck is the ultimate extrovert. From the instant he wakes up until his head hits the pillow at night he applies himself to interacting with the captivating inhabitants of the strange new world that is now his home. The only one who doesn’t respond to his efforts is the beautiful Beatrix. The reserved artist has a sharp tongue and an unmatched ability to resist Buck’s alien magnetism. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Bea at Comic Con turns into an insurmountable battle for her dreams she’ll have to rely on the hunky alien to help her embrace her emerging celebrity status. But will she be able to resist the mate bond that draws them inexorably together? About the Stargazer Alien Brides series (Intergalactic Dating Agency): Educated about humankind by the 1980s movies that came to them in an interstellar time capsule, these gorgeous gentlemen are eager to meet Earth girls... Collection 1 focuses on three couples in a small Pennsylvania town, featuring Bond, Rocky and Magnum. Collection 2 follows the story to a resort in the Catskills where three new couples meet and features Kitt, Remington and Indiana. Collection 3 continues the adventure with three new couples in a small-town police academy, featuring Lobo, Conan and Hawkeye. Collection 4 features Kirk, Buck and Solo as they try to connect with their chosen mates at a comic convention.

Stargazer s Woman

seen you outside in your backyard a few times when I've gone over there.” The man smiled. “I do a lot of gardening. It helps keep my blood pressure down. Greg Mullins' the name.” Greg didn't offer to shake hands, undoubtedly aware that ...

Author: Aimee Thurlo

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426817052

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Highly regarded for his mystic prowess, Max Natoni took an oath to find lost people. For only he held the Navajo tribe's deepest senses and the strength to awe those who beheld the man in the flesh. Yet even his heightened awareness couldn't help him when it came to Kris Reynolds, who had her own sacred crusade to uphold…. Kris had no need for secrets, yet the noble Navajo warrior was hers alone to unravel. He had the ability to guide her, but not without pushing Kris's desire to uncharted territory. Bound by honor, together they tracked a killer with the same ardor that they stalked each other. While Kris yearned for justice, Max sought to restore harmony to his nation…only to expose the passions of a woman who was more than his match.

Somebody s Darling

When it comes to the color of stars, perhaps the poet, the astronomer, and the backyard stargazer meet. Maybe such is also the case with that most nebulous and dominate Civil War constellation: Why did they fight?

Author: Kent Gramm

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253109132

Category: History

Page: 208

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In his latest book, Kent Gramm examines the meaning of the Civil War experience in our lives and explores philosophical and personal aspects of the War that lie outside the scope of traditional historical study. He probes the meaning of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Antietam; the lives of U. S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, O. O. Howard, and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce; and the legacy of the unknown participant, "somebody's darling," for whom the war would come to encompass all things. The Iron Brigade appears, along with its 20th-century successor, the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division. Readers of Gramm's previous books will not be surprised to find essays that touch on Walt Whitman, John Keats, Henrik Ibsen, and Halldor Laxness, as well as such literary and religious works as the Iliad and the Bhagavad Gita. Gramm also treats more popular fare, such as the movie Gettysburg and a series of books on the ghosts of Gettysburg. In each of his subjects, Gramm finds the deep, personal significance of the profoundly universal experience of the war, as he ponders the special meaning of the Civil War in the lives of many Americans.


... their comparatively feeble light output rendering them invisible to the backyard stargazer. Those seen with the unaided eye are the titans of the galaxy, the searchlights among throngs of 100- watt light bulbs.

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552093023

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

The Observational Amateur Astronomer

To some the tabulations were amusing asides, the jottings of a backyard stargazer. But derision evaporated when a very important truth was disclosed, the 11-year solar cycle. This is not to say that visual observation will lead to ...

Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447103899

Category: Science

Page: 280

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This celebrity editor has brought together noted professional and amateur astronomers to submit chapters on their particular field of expertise, each describing how to observe a different class of object. The whole range of possibilities within reach of a small astronomical telescope is covered, from the moon to deep space. The book also shows how to gain the most enjoyment from a telescope, as well as its use for formal scientific observations, since astronomy is one of the few remaining areas of science where useful work can be carried out by non-professionals. The ideal companion to The Modern Amateur Astronomer.

Deadly Star

“You're a wellrespected botanist and a backyard stargazer. Somehow, it seems you've put the fear of God in some otherwise godless people.” “I put the fear of God in myself, too, but why?” She propped an elbow on the table and leaned her ...

Author: cj petterson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440564901

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Mirabel Campbell is a brilliant but bored scientist and amateur astronomer who wants to trade in her microscope and telescope for a career with a little more excitement. She abruptly gets her wish - her life is transformed into nothing less than high adventure when she spots what she thinks might be a new comet in the California desert night sky. What she doesn’t know could kill her because the flash of light is really a top-secret nanosatellite, and its discovery combined with her scientific specialty makes her the target of a mysterious psychopath who sends an assassin to silence her. Instead, her friends begin to die around her. As if all that wasn’t enough, Sully, her CIA ex-husband, whom she still loves, gets involved. Now, she also has to deal with the government and some long-buried emotions. Mirabel must learn how to stay alive in a covert world of political intrigue where the unexpected is the norm, and she’s not the kind of woman who’ll wait for her ex-husband or anyone else to make her decisions. She made a promise to find out what’s so special about that tiny point of light in the sky, and she intends to keep that promise. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Seeing in the Dark

plunge, let us pause to look back at the Sun's neighborhood, touching on a few of the many things necessarily overlooked in this brief overview of our galaxy as a backyard stargazer might explore it. There are, first of all, ...

Author: Timothy Ferris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476711751

Category: Science

Page: 400

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In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved in astronomy. Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.

California Kisses

“You're a wellrespected botanist and a backyard stargazer. Somehow, it seems you've put the fear of God in some otherwise godless people.” “I put the fear of God in myself, too, but why?” She propped an elbow on the table and leaned her ...

Author: Casey Dawes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507203552

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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We’ve packed this bundle full of mountains, beaches, Hollywood glamour, sunshine, and wine, delivering romance the way only California can. Join these ten couples as they explore love in the state known for its golden dreams. California Sunrise: Dr. Raúl Mendez finds himself drawn to plucky single mother Alicia Fuentes after he diagnoses her young son on the autism spectrum, but their blossoming relationship must withstand the political and very personal battles surrounding immigration. Heart of Design: The tabloids portray flirtatious Ian O’Connor as Hollywood’s latest playboy, but Sophie Hartland is just there to renovate his bedroom, not become another notch on his bedpost. Ian finds her a refreshing change from the actress wannabes. Can Sophie ignore her traitorous libido—and, more importantly, protect her heart in this game of wills? Paradise Point: Liv Barnette needs a new life. So inheriting 50 percent ownership in Paradise Point marina is a lucky break. The sexy downside? Sharing her windfall with Army Ranger Adam Lark, who will go to any extreme to see her gone…or so he thinks. The Very Thought of You: San Francisco builder Nick Mancini has offered the tenants in his newly acquired apartment house a good deal: twenty-five grand to vacate the premises so he can demolish it for his next project. Molly Hewitt is rallying everyone to hold out for a hundred. Surely he can flirt his way out of this roadblock—or are the stakes too high this time? Urgent: One Nanny Required: Entrepreneur Rania George is offered a sweet gig babysitting a little boy who hangs out at her candy store. The only catch? She has to fly to Hollywood—a place she loathes—and spend three weeks with his devastatingly handsome and arrogant father. Secrets of the Sky: Sparrow Reed might look like an angel, but she’s actually a witch who can change into a songbird. When her best friend’s problems drop Sparrow in an underworld fraught with threats, Rowen Aerion of the Knights of the Fog has his hands full trying to keep her alive—and his love may be her biggest danger of all. One Moment’s Pleasure: Drawn to San Francisco during the Gold Rush, Edith narrowly escapes working in a bordello, but she can’t escape Dutch Trahern, who seeks redemption after his misspent youth. Could he be the key to helping her find her way out of the family tragedy that sent her west in the first place? Hiding from Hollywood: When movie producer Ethan Walker breezes into Abby’s diner, she’s terrified. The last thing she wants is her name connected with his when her life is now about hiding from the tabloids. But when she’s left without a safe place to stay, Ethan offers her sanctuary in his home, and Abby must decide whether she can finally stop running and trust Ethan with her secret. Fearless Love: Jake Colt has no interest in handling the Carmichael winery acquisition, but he has little choice thanks to the business agreement he made with his father. Madison Carmichael refuses to let this interloper take what belongs to her family, no matter what passions he stirs in her heart. When two opposing forces clash, sparks are bound to fly… Deadly Star: An amateur astronomer spots what she thinks is a new comet in the California desert night sky, but her theory is way off base. She’s stumbled onto the government’s top secret, and only her CIA ex-husband can help her find the light. Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Guide to the Galaxy

A backyard stargazer between the slumbering Andromeda , where there is very little could tell immediately how bright the Milky Way is , how large activity of any kind , and the fiery Triangulum Galaxy , with it is and its Hubble type ...

Author: Nigel Henbest

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 052145882X

Category: Science

Page: 265

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Written in non-technical language for the amateur astronomer, this guide explores the structure of the galaxy as a whole. Specially created maps locate tourist sites in the galactic journey, such as the blazing Orion nebula, nurseries where young stars are hatched, & deadly pulsars & black holes.


... ISBN 0-921820-11-9 • Turn Left at Orion, by Guy Consolmagno, ISBN 0-521-34090-X • Skywatching, by David H. Levy and John O'Byrne, ISBN 0-7835-4751-X • Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space and Guarding ...


Publisher: PediaPress




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Aliens in the Backyard

Trouvelot, however, quit as a breeder of worms, turned his eyes heavenward, and became a Harvard astronomer, returning in 1882 to France, where he died an acclaimed stargazer in 1895— the same year ...

Author: John Leland

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611172133

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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Aliens live among us. Thousands of species of nonnative flora and fauna have taken up residence within U.S. borders. Our lawns sprout African grasses, our roadsides flower with European weeds, and our homes harbor Asian, European, and African pests. Misguided enthusiasts deliberately introduced carp, kudzu, and starlings. And the American cowboy spread such alien life forms as cows, horses, tumbleweed, and anthrax, supplanting and supplementing the often unexpected ways "Native" Americans influenced the environment. Aliens in the Backyard recounts the origins and impacts of these and other nonindigenous species on our environment and pays overdue tribute to the resolve of nature to survive in the face of challenge and change. In considering the new home that imported species have made for themselves on the continent, John Leland departs from those environmentalists who universally decry the invasion of outsiders. Instead Leland finds that uncovering stories of alien arrivals and assimilation is a more intriguing—and ultimately more beneficial—endeavor. Mixing natural history with engaging anecdotes, Leland cuts through problematic myths coloring our grasp of the natural world and suggests that how these alien species have reshaped our landscape is now as much a part of our shared heritage as tales of our presidents and politics. Simultaneously he poses questions about which of our accepted icons are truly American (not apple pie or Kentucky bluegrass; not Idaho potatoes or Boston ivy). Leland's ode to survival reveals how plant and animal immigrants have made the country as much an environmental melting pot as its famed melding of human cultures, and he invites us to reconsider what it means to be American.

A Kingdom of Stargazers

... Martí and Maria looked to their own backyard in seeking to enforce moral rectitude among their subjects. For instance, Martí enacted legislation that would crack down on prostitution in his realms.48 He also targeted “most wicked” ...

Author: Michael A. Ryan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801463167

Category: History

Page: 232

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Astrology in the Middle Ages was considered a branch of the magical arts, one informed by Jewish and Muslim scientific knowledge in Muslim Spain. As such it was deeply troubling to some Church authorities. Using the stars and planets to divine the future ran counter to the orthodox Christian notion that human beings have free will, and some clerical authorities argued that it almost certainly entailed the summoning of spiritual forces considered diabolical. We know that occult beliefs and practices became widespread in the later Middle Ages, but there is much about the phenomenon that we do not understand. For instance, how deeply did occult beliefs penetrate courtly culture and what exactly did those in positions of power hope to gain by interacting with the occult? In A Kingdom of Stargazers, Michael A. Ryan examines the interest in astrology in the Iberian kingdom of Aragon, where ideas about magic and the occult were deeply intertwined with notions of power, authority, and providence. Ryan focuses on the reigns of Pere III (1336–1387) and his sons Joan I (1387–1395) and Martí I (1395–1410). Pere and Joan spent lavish amounts of money on astrological writings, and astrologers held great sway within their courts. When Martí I took the throne, however, he was determined to purge Joan’s courtiers and return to religious orthodoxy. As Ryan shows, the appeal of astrology to those in power was clear: predicting the future through divination was a valuable tool for addressing the extraordinary problems—political, religious, demographic—plaguing Europe in the fourteenth century. Meanwhile, the kings' contemporaries within the noble, ecclesiastical, and mercantile elite had their own reasons for wanting to know what the future held, but their engagement with the occult was directly related to the amount of power and authority the monarch exhibited and applied. A Kingdom of Stargazers joins a growing body of scholarship that explores the mixing of religious and magical ideas in the late Middle Ages.