Wonder/Joy of Astronomy/Observing Books?
Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:04 PM
I'm wondering if anyone can suggest some books that focus on the joy of observing. I'm not looking for observing guides, but books that in large part focus on or explore the enjoyment of visual amateur astronomy.
I was hoping Ken Fulton's The Light-Hearted Astronomer had more of this in it.
I'm looking for books similar to Steve Coe's Touching the Universe: My Favorite Twenty Nights Viewing the Sky. Leslie Peltier's Starlight Nights, of course, is the classic in this realm, but I've already read it.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:29 PM
also Depp Sky Wonders, the WS Houston book that was published after his death, with a collection of his articles.
Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:52 AM
David, I also really enjoy Deep Sky Wonders, in an era when so much of using a telescope was aiming it at the moon and planets, he kept alive viewing the sky beyond the solar system.
Clear skies to us all;
Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:49 PM