Take a trip through the cosmos with these celestial reads
Special to the Whig
In “light” of the Cecil County Public Library’s series of programs on the sun, as well as its upcoming program at the Perryville Branch Library, the good people there have compiled a list of astronomical titles to sink your reading teeth into. The Total Skywatcher’s
Manual: 275+ Skills and Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets & Beyond
(2015) By Linda Shore Non-fiction For those looking to improve their knowledge of all things celestial, this is an excellent guide. From nakedeye astronomy tips to best sky-watching tips for urban or rural settings, this book will also help you choose the right telescope. Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space (2015) By Stuart Lowe and Chris North Non-fiction The universe is so immense it can be hard to comprehend. This book presents an illustrated guide to visualizing the cosmos. Even our sun, which is exponentially larger than the earth, looks miniscule compared to red giants such as Betelgeuse.
Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets
(2016) By Tyler Nordgren Non-fiction Are you ready for America’s first solar-eclipse in 40 years? Mark your calendar for August 21, 2017. Journey through history and how solar eclipses have evolved from a bad omen to a tourist attraction.