50 Things to See on the Moon

A first-time stargazer's guide

by John A. Read

The moon is the perfect first astronomy target — it is bright, accessible to everyone, and has a wide range of fascinating details visible through a small telescope, a pair of binoculars, or even the naked eye. This easy-to-use guide explains what you see.

Have you always wanted to explore the Moon like Neil Armstrong or the eleven other astronauts who have walked on its surface? You can tour the Moon from your own backyard with a small telescope or binoculars. This book will point you to the Sea of Tranquility (the landing spot for Apollo 11) and many other fascinating features you can spot on the Moon's surface.

Beginning with the New Moon, as each day passes, an additional slice of the Moon becomes visible. With each new slice comes new craters, lunar seas and jagged mountain ranges. This easy-to-use, illustrated reference book enables everyone, young and old, to better appreciate our nearest neighbour in space.

About the Author

JOHN A. READ's journey into astronomy began with a small and rickety telescope purchased at the local pharmacy. He was fascinated that it was possible to observe the moon and Saturn with its rings with such meager equipment. He knew he had to share these views with others. After writing his first book, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, John retired from his career in corporate finance. John is now a telescope operator at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory, sits on the board of directors at the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is studying astrophysics at Saint Mary's University. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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The guide is accessible to both children and adults and makes for a great addition to any amateur astronomer's library.
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