Astronomy For Dummies, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf?

From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe.

Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky.

Plus, this new edition also gives you the latest theories, explanations, and insights into the basic workings of the universe. * Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix * Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status * Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers * Brings you up-to-speed on the latest social trends and personal technology, such as stargazing mobile apps, NASA video, and the prevalence of "Citizen Science" networks Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies has you covered.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 360 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Astronomy, space & time
  • ISBN: 9781118376973



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

This was a canny enough book but I think you need to be able to visualise what you're reading and without 3d help for this subject I couldn't.I liked being able to cut chapters and he provided different levels of knowledge. The main thing I realised was that my brain would only really grasp this subject at a Planetarium or other venue.

Also by Stephen P. Maran