Philip’s Stargazing With Mark Thompson provides the perfect introduction to the fascinating hobby of astronomy for beginners, written by TV’s favourite astronomer. With 30 years’ experience in observational astronomy and helping hundreds of newcomers get started in their new hobby, Mark Thompson takes everything he has learned and leads his readers skilfully through their early stargazing experiences in this book. He provides a wealth of knowledge, with valuable hints and tips to aid beginners in their first steps in astronomy.
Philip’s Astrophotography With Mark Thompson is an essential guide for anyone wishing to photograph the stars and planets, written by TV’s favourite astronomer. With the development of digital cameras capturing great astronomical images is now within the reach of even the most novice stargazer. This book takes the reader on a journey through the world of capturing astronomical images from using the humble mobile phone to specialist cameras, brought to life with Mark’s personal experiences and many of his own astronomical images.
Mark’s book “A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos” is popular among those who wish to learn about the Universe and how to find their way around it. Learning about the Universe requires two distinct areas of focus: understanding the physical nature of the processes and objects amongst the stars and the ability to find objects and navigate around the sky. Mark Thompson’s book combines these two areas in a unique and engaging way, taking the reader in just twelve chapters on the same journey that has taken mankind thousands of years.
Have you ever dreamt of being an astronaut, travelling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the Solar System, what would you see, and how would you feel? What would you eat? How would you naviate and produce fuel? On this epic voyage of discovery, astronomer Mark Thompson takes you on that journey. From how to prepare for take-off and the experience of leaving Earth’s atmosphere, to the reality of living in the confines of a spaceship and the strange sensation of weightlessness, this is an adventure like no other. Suit up, strap in and enjoy the ride.
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