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Mike Lynch is Minnesota?s most popular amateur astronomer and instructor. He has been leading stargazing classes for more than 30 years as well as writing a weekly astronomy column for the "St. Paul Pioneer Press". In his other life Mike has been a meteorologist and popular radio personality at WCCO Radio for 23 years.
Now with "Mike Lynch?s Minnesota StarWatch" you can easily pick up what thousands of Minnesotans, ages 12 and up, have learned in his popular stargazing classes. With this essential guide to our night sky, you will:
-Learn to identify the brightest 25 stars in the Minnesota night sky.
-Locate the most prominent seasonal constellations with easy-to-use monthly star maps designed especially for our northern latitude
-Enjoy the stories and mythology of characters for whom the constellations are named, including Orion the Hunter, Cassiopeia the Queen, and Perseus the Hero
-Find star clusters, nebulae, and even other galaxies with handy constellation charts
-Learn about the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, planets, and ?celestial extras? such as comets, meteor showers, and aurora borealis. There?s even a planet locator guide good through 2014!
-Gain firsthand advice on purchasing a telescope and other stargazing equipment, plus find listings of local astronomy resources.
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 "Mike Lynch?s Minnesota Star Watch".