David Levy's Guide to Observing Meteor Showers

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Meteors occur when a meteoroid, a speck of dust in space, enters the Earth's atmosphere. The heat generated when this happens causes the surrounding air to glow, resulting in 'shooting stars'. During the most spectacular meteor storms larger particles give rise to fireballs and firework-like displays! Meteors are a delightful observing field - they do not require a telescope, and they can be seen on any clear night of the year, even in bright twilight. It was the sight of a single meteor that inspired David Levy to go into astronomy, and in this book he encourages readers to go outside and witness these wonderful events for themselves. This book is a step-by-step guide to observing meteors and meteor showers. Any necessary science is explained simply and in clearly understandable terms. This is a perfect introduction to observing meteors, and is ideal for both seasoned and budding astronomers.
  • Cambridge University Press; November 2007
  • ISBN 9780511894138
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: David Levy's Guide to Observing Meteor Showers
  • Author: David H. Levy
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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'Any necessary science is explained simply and in clearly understandable terms for both seasoned and budding astronomers.' Spaceflight