Astronomy Within Reach

by Neville Young

Astronomy Within Reach leads you to a better grasp of the universe beyond our planet and provides you with the understanding to really enjoy astronomy in whatever way you choose. (Sien ook Afrikanse weergawe Sterrekunde Binne Bereik )

  • Why is the sky blue and why are there 366 days in a year?
  • See how the stars vary greatly in distance from us by viewing star fields with the supplied 3D glasses.
  • Understand why we see the planets where and when we do.
  • More than 200 colour photographs and diagrams.
  • Understand scale by imagining a miniature Solar System where the Sun is on Nelson Mandela bridge in Johannesburg and the planets are proportionally placed all the way to Neptune on Church Square in Pretoria.

What people have said about the book

A book that is a tremendous source of information is Neville Young's amazing book about astronomy. Although it is not written primarily for younger readers, Young certainly, as the title suggests puts astronomy within reach of the average reader...

Willie Burger - Vrouekeur

It is not often that you come across a book about a subject such as astronomy that is not only easy to read and packed with useful information, but deals with the subject from a southern African point of view.

Lauren Rawlins - The Mercury (Kwazulu-Natal newspaper)

I read through your book this weekend and enjoyed it. The book contains useful information. You found your target well, namely, the layman's interest. The good, rational explanations are spot on. I will happily recommend this book to anyone who wishes to learn more about astronomy.

Prof Johan van Staden - Astronomy Lecturer, University of Pretoria

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More About the book

Written for the layman in a relaxed style, the book shows how anyone, using only their eyes or binoculars, can actively participate in astronomy. For instance, the book explains how to see Venus in daylight and how to watch the moons of Jupiter change position during the course of an evening.

Astronomy Within Reach is also ideally suited to scholars and educators, being a resource not only for teaching astronomy, but also for learning about general scientific principles such as ellipses. Learn too why the names of the days of the week are all derived from astronomy.


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