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Schaaf, Fred

Overview
Works: 24 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 6,632 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Popular works  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Folklore 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB64, 520
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Most widely held works by Fred Schaaf
The 50 best sights in astronomy and how to see them : observing eclipses, bright comets, meteor showers, and other celestial wonders by Fred Schaaf( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night sky holds endless fascination for anyone who chooses simply to look up and observe, but with so much to see, it can be difficult to know where to start. This remarkable book introduces you to the fifty best sights in astronomy and tells you exactly how to see them. In no time at all, you will learn how to find and appreciate the Orion group of constellations; the Summer Triangle; Venus, Jupiter, and Mars; the best meteor showers; man-made satellites; star clusters; novae; variable stars; and more. The sights are presented according to the field of view necessary to see them. Your eyes and a clear night sky are all you need to view the sights in the first part of the book, before moving on to those that can be observed through binoculars and, finally, a telescope. Concise descriptions and explanations of these spectacular visual wonders will deepen your appreciation of them and spur further exploration. You will also find the essential basic information on astronomical observation you need to get started, including observing conditions, techniques, telescopes, and astronomical measurements. Once you start gazing, you'll see that the sky really is the limit, and discovering its amazing treasures will become your lifetime passion
The starry room : naked eye astronomy in the intimate universe by Fred Schaaf( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title Page; Dedication; Copyright Page; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION TO THE DOVER EDITION; Table of Contents; INTRODUCTION; 1 - The Secrets of Seeing; 2 - Year of the Mandala and Monarch Moon Eclipses; 3 - The Many Suns of the Daytime Sky; 4 - 100 Rainbows; 5 - A Night at Meteor Cove; 6 - Flight; 7 - Go to Innisfree; 8 - All the Worlds in My Window; 9 - Making the Indoor Sky; MAKING THE INDOOR SKY; ADVANTAGES OF THE PHOSPHORESCENT SKY; OTHER CELESTIAL OBJECTS; CONCLUSION; 10 - The Powers of Vision; 11 - The Next Supernova; OVERDUE FOR SPLENDOR; A STAR AS BRIGHT AS A HALF MOON
Seeing the sky : 100 projects, activities, and explorations in astronomy by Fred Schaaf( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 100 projects and experiments for beginning and amateur astronomical observation
Comet of the century : from Halley to Hale-Bopp by Fred Schaaf( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth century has been less spectacular for comets than the nineteenth century, but the object now approaching, Comet Hale-Bopp, bears a striking resemblance to the Great Comet of 1811, the biggest-headed and most enduringly visible comet ever known. Will Hale-Bopp be our Comet of the Century? In this book, whose publication is timed to coincide with Hale-Bopp's first prominent naked-eye appearance in the evening sky, the renowned astronomy writer Fred Schaaf offers a delightful history of all the greatest comets ever recorded - the astonishing lore, the even more astonishing science, color illustrations, and how you can participate in comet history by catching a glimpse (maybe more than a glimpse) of one of the greatest comets of the century
40 nights to knowing the sky : a night-by-night skywatching primer by Fred Schaaf( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with simple instructions on learning one's way around the night sky and progressing to more challenging concepts, this ingenious program takes readers to a deeper level of knowledge and understanding of the night sky. 70 illustrations & charts
The brightest stars : discovering the universe through the sky's most brilliant stars by Fred Schaaf( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the twenty-one brightest stars that can be seen from Earth, describing their physical properties, the constellations they are found in, and the lore and legends that have been told about them from ancient history up to the present
A year of the stars : a month-by-month journey of skywatching by Fred Schaaf( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One look at a starry night sky is often enough to arouse an individual's curiosity and generate a desire to discover the wonders of the heavens. But how do you learn the identities of all those stars and constellations and when they appear? What is a planetary nebula or a globular star cluster--where do you find them and how do you tell them apart?
Seeing the solar system : telescopic projects, activities, and explorations in astronomy by Fred Schaaf( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amateur astronomer : explorations and investigations by Fred Schaaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides basic information amateur astronomers need for abserving the sky
Seeing the deep sky : telescopic astronomy projects beyond the solar system by Fred Schaaf( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers astronomy projects and activities that help refine the understanding of astronomy and the nature of the universe
Wonders of the sky : observing rainbows, comets, eclipses, the stars, and other phenomena by Fred Schaaf( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mankind's comet : Halley's comet in the past, the future, and especially the present by Guy Ottewell( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planetology : comparing other worlds to our own by Fred Schaaf( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the planets, with particular emphasis on comparing them to each other and especially to Earth
The 50 best sights in astronomy and how to see them : observing eclipses, bright comets, meteor showers, and other celestial wonders by Fred Schaaf( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark skies for Comet Halley journal( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star lore of all ages : myths, legends, and facts by William Tyler Olcott( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the wings of the swan by Fred Schaaf( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Student bible : new international version by Fred Schaaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

SKY & Telescope's guide the evening sky. Across the winter-spring divide by Fred Schaaf( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The diamond of Virgo : telescope users can spend longer in this strip of sky than almost anywhere by Fred Schaaf( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The 50 best sights in astronomy and how to see them : observing eclipses, bright comets, meteor showers, and other celestial wondersThe 50 best sights in astronomy and how to see them : observing eclipses, bright comets, meteor showers, and other celestial wonders
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The starry room : naked eye astronomy in the intimate universeSeeing the sky : 100 projects, activities, and explorations in astronomyComet of the century : from Halley to Hale-Bopp40 nights to knowing the sky : a night-by-night skywatching primerThe brightest stars : discovering the universe through the sky's most brilliant starsA year of the stars : a month-by-month journey of skywatchingSeeing the solar system : telescopic projects, activities, and explorations in astronomyThe amateur astronomer : explorations and investigations