[pasmembers] Re: Bookmans Interview Question #7

  • From: LPhxAZ <lphxaz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:03:51 -0700

1. get a good book on astronomy.  "Nightwatch" by Terence Dickinson is my 
favorite.  Also "40 Nights to Knowing the Sky" by Fred Schaaf, and 
"Skywatching" by David Levy.  all are available at the public library.  

2. use binoculars - any pair that you happen to have around the house will do 
for starters.  if you don't already have binoculars and want to get some that 
are good for astronomy, look for a good 10x50 one.  camera stores are a good 
place to buy them.  (the salesperson in dept stores might not be as 
knowledgeable about the quality of the binoculars.)

3. use sky charts to learn the constellations.  you can download one for free 
from the website of Sky & Telescope (www.skyandtelescope.com) or from the PAS 
website (http://www.pasaz.org/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=76)

4. view the Astronomy Picture of the Day (www.apod.com) and while you're there, 
browse some past ones too!  each picture has an expert description of what you 
are seeing, and links to further information.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Terri 
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  Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:48 PM
  Subject: [pasmembers] Bookmans Interview Question #7

  Question #7:

  What do you suggest to folks who can’t afford or don’t have access to a 

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