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Michael Rapp
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Wonder/Joy of Astronomy/Observing Books? new
      #6141919 - 10/16/13 10:04 PM

Hi all,

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.


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Re: Wonder/Joy of Astronomy/Observing Books? new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #6142129 - 10/17/13 12:29 AM

look into David Levy books, he writes with that passion.

also Depp Sky Wonders, the WS Houston book that was published after his death, with a collection of his articles.


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Re: Wonder/Joy of Astronomy/Observing Books? new [Re: helpwanted]
      #6147833 - 10/20/13 03:52 AM

Michael, I am very happy that you enjoyed the book, it is exactly that "boy is this fun" aspect of observing the night sky that I was shooting to find.

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;
Steve Coe


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Re: Wonder/Joy of Astronomy/Observing Books? [Re: stevecoe]
      #6148895 - 10/20/13 06:48 PM

Seeing in the Dark by Timothy Ferris comes to mind.

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Re: Wonder/Joy of Astronomy/Observing Books? new [Re: desertstars]
      #6150708 - 10/21/13 10:08 PM

Starry Starry Nights by Tom Clark.

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Re: Wonder/Joy of Astronomy/Observing Books? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #6150874 - 10/21/13 11:49 PM

Seeing in the Dark was also a TV special on PBS, so you can find it out there somewhere on the net.

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