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The Journal Gazette

November 30, 2016 1:00 AM

New library books

The following astronomy books are new in the Business, Science and Technology Department at the main Allen County Public Library downtown.

 

“Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse” by Michael Bakich

 A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on Aug. 21, 2017. Bakich shares how to observe it safely, what you’ll experience, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event and much more.

 

“Black Hole Blues: And Other Songs from Outer Space” by Janna Levin

 The fascinating story of the obsessions, the aspirations and the trials of the scientists who embarked on an arduous, 50-year endeavor to capture the sounds of waves in the shape of spacetime.

“Signposts to the Stars: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Night Sky and Exploring the Constellations” by Richard Bartlett

 Using the brightest stars of Ursa Major and Orion as guides, Bartlett leads readers to other features of the night sky. He also notes the brightest stars and constellations for each season, myths and legends of the stars, and much more.

 

“The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos” by Robert Dinwiddie

 Packed with 3-D artwork of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes.

 

“Video Astronomy on the Go: Using Video Cameras with Small Telescopes” by Joseph Ashley

 Modern, entry-level video cameras offer the ability to see deep-space objects in far greater detail than is possible through an eyepiece alone. Ashley identifies the equipment needed and imaging techniques.