NIGHT SKIES of the American Southwest
“Half the Park is After Dark,” a slogan coined by astronomer and night sky advocate Tyler Nordgren leading up to the centennial of the National Park Service, is now a commonly recognized way to promote nighttime activities on our public lands. Growing up in Southern California, our favorite family summer vacations were often to places like Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, and the National Forests surrounding them. At that time our evenings were mostly spent having dinner and hanging out at the lodge or motel. If I would have known back then that half the park is after dark, I would certainly have pestered my parents to explore and discover a night sky far richer than we had in our suburban home on the outskirts of Los Angeles."
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Bryce Canyon Night Sky Bana
This Bana features the Night Sky of Bryce Canyon National Park, where you can see 7,500 stars on a moonless night!
Bana™ headwear keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Made from 100% micorfiber polyester and is UPF 35 rated. The breathable fabric wicks away moisture and dries quickly.
- odor resistant
- 12 ways to wear
- one size fits most
- lens safe
- 9" x 18"
Sharing The Skies Navajo Astronomy
This cross-cultural view of Navajo and Western astronomy provides a look at traditional Navajo astronomy, including their constellations and the unique way in which Navajo people view the cosmos and their place within it.Sharing the Skies provides a look at traditional Navajo astronomy, including their constellations and the unique way in which Navajo people view the cosmos and their place within it. In addition, this book offers a comparison of the Navajo astronomy with the Greek (Western) perceptions. Beautifully illustrated with original paintings from a Navajo artist and scientifically enhanced with NASA photography. 57 color and 8 b/w illustrations
8 x 0.3 x 9 inches
David Chandler Planisphere Star Finder, Latitude 40 Degrees North
A planisphere, also called a Star Chart or, sometimes, a Star Wheel is a flat multi-part chart that displays the stars visible from a particular latitude for any time and date. This unique planisphere, The Night Sky™, pioneered the use of a two sided map projection to produce a low-distortion, simple to use guide to the night sky. With The Night Sky™ even a newcomer will be finding constellations in the night sky within a few minutes!
All of our planispheres are manufactured in the USA of the best materials to last long and retain their accuracy and usability.
Large Plastic 10"X8.5"
Planispheres are produced for specific latitudes because the portion of the sky you will be able to see depends on where you are on the Earth. The farther north you are, the more of the northern hemisphere stars you will be able to see but the horizon will block more of the southern hemisphere. We produce our charts in more different latitude versions than any other major chart.
Why The North Star Stands Still
Charming Paiute Indian legends that tell of the creation of all living things and why they behave the way they do. Appealing to all ages.
By William R. Palmer
North Star Earrings
When the earth spins, there is a star in the Northern Hemisphere that seems to be fixed -- Polaris. It is used for celestial navigation and is part of the Ursa Minor constellation -- or the pattern of stars called the “Little Dipper”.
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, domed, ear wires are hypo-allergenic
Dimensions: Hangs approx. 1.75" (Gift Boxed with Provenance Card)
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Night Sky of North America
We all gaze at the night sky in wonder-and this guidebook, the ninth in the National Geographic Pocket Guide series, provides a go-to reference for everything filling the dark canvas above us. A basic guide to the solar system, distant galaxies, exoplanets and deep space, satellites and spacecraft, the big bang, meteor showers, and moon phases, this book also features scores of sky and constellation charts for stargazers. Each of the 147 featured topics includes a photograph or explanatory illustration or graphic. Interesting facts and tips throughout offer a quick guide to observing the night sky with the naked eye, from the Big Dipper and the North Star to auroras and eclipses
Paperback - 180 pages