Finding a Million-Star Hotel
: An Astro-Tourist's Guide to Dark Sky Places
Springer | Astronomy | August 5, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319338544 | 322 pages | pdf | 18.14 mb
Authors: Mizon, Bob
Mizon, a well-known expert on light pollution, offers insider advice on the best dark sky sites
Includes photographs of some of the best astrophotographers
Encourages amateur astronomers to travel to protected observing locations with practical tips for how to observe once they are there
Bob Mizon, one of the world's best known campaigners against the veil of light pollution that has taken away the starry sky from most of the world's population, takes readers to a hundred places in the UK and the USA where the wonders of the night sky might still be enjoyed in perfect or near-perfect night skies. Visiting small hotels and simple campsites, and savoring vast dark-sky reserves where the night sky is actively protected, The Million-Star Hotel celebrates the black skies of yesteryear - which may become a reality for more and more of us as modern technology reins in lighting and puts it only where needed.
How can you prepare for your stay beneath the stars? What astronomy can you do during the daytime? What kind of equipment will you need? Questions such as these are answered, and if town dwellers return inspired - and, Bob hopes, also inspired to look with fresh eyes at their own local lighting - there is enough information here for them to equip themselves for some urban astronomy too.
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 175 illustrations in colour
Popular Science in Astronomy
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Atmospheric Protection / Air Quality Control / Air Pollution
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