Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
Super Explorers take you up into the stars to see the wonders of the night sky above: • For the best night sky watching, leave the city and go into the countryside or wilderness • You can see many interesting things in the night sky just by looking up—stars, planets, moons, comets, meteor showers, satellites and aurora • Jupiter has 69 moons; you can easily see its 4 Galilean Moons with binoculars or a telescope • Look up into the night sky for constellations—groups of stars that form patterns and represent creatures or gods • Just after sunset or before sunrise, you may see a rare Green Flash on the horizon. Look for the star charts at the back of the book to find out which constellations to look for in spring, summer, fall and winter!
About the author
Tamara Hartson, equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a notepad, grew up in Alberta with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life, She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences, and has photographed and written about wildlife in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, Argentina, Tibet and India. With a fondness for paleontology, Tamara has studied and participated in paleo digs in Alberta and Patagonia. She has worked in both Canada and Argentina as an interpretive naturalist and guide, specializing in ecology and paleontology. An award-winning photographer, her photographs appear in numerous books, posters and online magazines. Tamara now lives in Patagonia and she continues to write, photograph and travel.