Dark Skies [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 288 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 216x172x24 mm, weight: 830 g, No, 1 Hardback
  • Serija: Lonely Planet
  • Išleidimo metai: 13-Sep-2019
  • Leidėjas: Lonely Planet Global Limited
  • ISBN-10: 1788686195
  • ISBN-13: 9781788686198
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  • Formatas: Hardback, 288 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 216x172x24 mm, weight: 830 g, No, 1 Hardback
  • Serija: Lonely Planet
  • Išleidimo metai: 13-Sep-2019
  • Leidėjas: Lonely Planet Global Limited
  • ISBN-10: 1788686195
  • ISBN-13: 9781788686198
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:

Witnessing the sweep of the Milky Way, the remains of comets burning up in our atmosphere, or the shimmering aurora, we better understand the universe and our place in it. Lonely Planet's Dark Skies, the first world's guide to astrotourism, can help you experience all of this and more first-hand.

Meticulously researched by dark sky expert Valerie Stimac, this comprehensive companion includes guides to 35 dark-sky sites and national parks, where to see the aurora, the next decade of total solar eclipses and how to view rocket launches, plus the lowdown on commercial space flight, observatories and meteor showers.

Dark Skies is divided into sections to help you plan your dark sky tour:

  1. Stargazing focuses on the basics of appreciating the dark sky, with an overview on how to stargaze and what types of objects to look for, as well as tips for the urban stargazer.

  2. Dark Places is devoted to 35 of the best places around the globe for stargazing and experiencing the night sky, including sites designated by the Dark Sky Association.

  3. Astronomy in Action features some of the world's top research facilities and observatories,where you can get a closer look at space science.

  4. Meteor Showers has everything you need to know about the most consistent and impressive meteor showers that happen annually.

  5. Aurora is divided into two parts, one focusing on the aurora borealis in the northern hemisphere and the other on the aurora australis in the southern hemisphere.

  6. Eclipses follows the schedule of total solar eclipses over the next decade. If you've never experienced totality, here is your definitive guide to planning your trip.

  7. Launches helps you experience a different side of astrotourism: rocket launches and the countries that allow you to travel to see them.

  8. Space Tourism discusses the future of humans in space - including you! The major players in the evolving space tourism market are detailed, plus the world's most common destinations and experiences.

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Discover the best stargazing destinations with Lonely Planet’s Dark Skies, the world’s first guide to astrotourism. This comprehensive companion includes guides to 35 dark-sky parks, where to see the aurora, total solar eclipses, how to view rocket launches and the lowdown on commercial space flight.
Foreword 4(4)
Introduction 8(4)
Usage Guide 12(2)
Stargazing
14(20)
Introducing The Stars
16(2)
How To Stargaze
18(4)
Getting Involved
22(4)
Astrophotography for Beginners
26(4)
Citizen Science
30(4)
Dark Places
34(74)
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia
38(2)
Warrumbungle National Park, Australia
40(2)
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
42(2)
Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses, Brazil
44(2)
Jasper National Park, Canada
46(2)
Mont - Megantic, Canada
48(2)
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
50(2)
Eifel National Park, Germany
52(2)
Westhavelland Natural Park, Germany
54(2)
Hortobagy, Hungary
56(2)
Zselic Starry Sky Park, Hungary
58(2)
Jokulsarlon, Iceland
60(2)
Mount Bromo, Indonesia
62(2)
Kerry Dark Sky Reserve, Ireland
64(2)
Makhtesh Ramon, Israel
66(2)
Iromote -Ishigaki, Japan
68(2)
Wadi Rum, Jordan
70(2)
Erg Chebbi, Morocco
72(2)
Namib Rand, Namibia
74(2)
Lauwersmeer National Park, Netherlands
76(2)
Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand
78(2)
Aotea (Great Barrier Island), New Zealand
80(2)
Yeongyang, South Korea
82(2)
Albanya, Spain
84(2)
Brecon Breacons, UK
86(2)
Exmoor National Park, UK
88(2)
Galloway Forest Park, UK
90(2)
Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, UK
92(2)
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, USA
94(2)
Cherry Springs State Park, USA
96(2)
Cosmic Campground, USA
98(2)
Craters of the Moon, USA
100(2)
Grand Canyon, USA
102(2)
Headlands International Dark Sky Park, USA
104(2)
Natural Bridges National Monument, USA
106(2)
Astronomy In Action
108(30)
Elqui Valley, Chile
112(2)
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
114(2)
Pic du Midi, France
116(2)
Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Italy
118(2)
Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico
120(2)
SALT, South Africa
122(2)
Teide Observatory, Spain
124(2)
CERN, Switzerland
126(2)
Royal Observatory, UK
128(2)
Manna Kea, USA
130(2)
McDonald Observatory, USA
132(2)
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, USA
134(2)
Rocket City, USA
136(2)
Meteor Showers
138(26)
Quadrantids
142(2)
Lyrids
144(2)
Eta Aquarids
146(2)
Delta Aquariids
148(2)
Perseids
150(2)
Draconids
152(2)
Orionids
154(2)
Taurids
156(2)
Leonids
158(2)
Geminids
160(2)
Ursids
162(2)
Aurora
164(48)
Alaska, USA
168(4)
Canada
172(4)
Finland
176(4)
Greenland
180(4)
Iceland
184(4)
Norway
188(4)
Russia
192(4)
Sweden
196(4)
Additional Aurora Borealis Destinations
200(2)
Australia
202(4)
New Zealand
206(4)
Additional Aurora Australis Destinations
210(2)
Eclipses
212(34)
Eclipse Safety Tips
216(1)
Catch 'Em All
217(1)
South America 2020
218(4)
Antartica 2021
222(4)
Oceania and Maritime Southeast Asia 2023
226(4)
North America 2024
230(4)
Europe 2026
234(4)
North Africa 2027
238(4)
Australia and New Zealand 2028
242(4)
Launches
246(22)
China
250(2)
French Guiana
252(2)
India
254(2)
Japan
256(2)
Kazakhstan
258(2)
New Zealand
260(2)
Russia
262(2)
US
264(4)
Space Flight
268(14)
Earth-Based Space Tourism
272(2)
Suborbital Space Tourism
274(2)
Orbital Space Tourism
276(2)
From the Moon to Mars
278(2)
Solar System and Interstellar Tourism
280(2)
Conclusion 282(2)
Index 284