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The fun and easy way to explore the night sky

Do you know the difference between a red giant and a whitedwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guidetakes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated starmaps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs,Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-followintroduction to the night sky. Plus, this new edition also givesyou the latest theories, explanations, and insights into the basicworkings of the universe.

  • Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun andMoon and a revised planetary appendix
  • Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moonand Pluto's demotion from "planet" status
  • Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watchingguides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes andsuppliers
  • Brings you up-to-speed on the latest social trends and personaltechnology, such as stargazing mobile apps, NASA video, and theprevalence of "Citizen Science" networks

Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, orenrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy ForDummies has you covered.

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