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Michigan StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky
“Make the Stars Your Old Friends!” . . . with Mike Lynch, America’s Master Stargazing instructor. Mike has led stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed 1000s of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professional astronomers!) Now with Michigan StarWatch you can easily pick up what beginning and advanced stargazers ages...
“Make the Stars Your Old Friends!” . . . with Mike Lynch, America’s Master Stargazing instructor. Mike has led stargazing classes for over 30 years and has instructed 1000s of would-be backyard astronomers (and maybe a few would-be professional astronomers!) Now with Michigan StarWatch you can easily pick up what beginning and advanced stargazers ages 12 and up have learned in his popular stargazing classes. Use the detailed seasonal constellation charts to quickly identifytheir main stars and find “celestial goodies” such as star clusters,nebulae, and other galaxies. Enjoy the stories and mythology of characters for whom theconstellations are named, including Orion the Hunter, Cassiopeiathe Queen, and Perseus the Hero. Locate the most prominent seasonal constellations witheasy-to-use monthly star maps designed especially for Michigan’snorthern latitude. Learn about the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, planets, as well ascomets, meteor showers, and aurora borealis. There is even aplanet locator guide good through 2015! Gain firsthand advice on purchasing a telescope and otherstargazing equipment, plus find listings of local astronomyresources. You won’t find a more enthusiastic guide to the night sky than Mike Lynch, and you won’t find a better guidebook to our night sky than Michigan StarWatch. About the Author: Mike Lynch is the author of Mike Lynch’s Minnesota StarWatch. He has been a broadcast meteorologist and personality at WCCO Radio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1981, as well as a regular weekly astronomy columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Lynch has taught thousands of stargazing classes since 1973. He loves teaching the basics of stargazing and especially loves pointing out constellations and telling the stories about them. The main goal Lynch has for his students is to “make the stars your old friends!”
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