Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 10
- Grade: 3
- Reading age: 8 to 10
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 his local pharmacy. He found it fascinating to observe the Moon and Saturn with its rings using such meagre equipment. He decided to share these views with others. After writing his first book, 50 Things to see With a Telescope, John retired from a career in corporate finance. He is also the author of 50 Things to See on the Moon and co-author of 50 Animals That Have Been to Space. He is now a telescope operator at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory, a board member of the Halifax Centre of the royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is studying astrophysics at Saint Mary's University. John's YouTube channel LearnToStargaze (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAev2dFkQabk9nfqMjDJbiQ) features beginner stargazing videos that closely follow content from The Beginner's Guide to Space book series. He lives with his family in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The guide is accessible to both children and adults and makes for a great addition to any amateur astronomer's library.