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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stargazers

"Stargazers" by Gail Gibbons

This is more of a beginner's picture book about astronomy. It is a perfect introductory book to the stars and night sky if that is what your child needs. 

"Stargazers are people who watch the night sky. Some stargazers are called astronomers. Astronomers know a lot about stars."

You will learn about the length of a light year, why a star "twinkles", famous constellations, what are star charts, and different instruments used to look at the night sky.

"During the night, the stars move across the sky from east to west. This is because the planet Earth turn slowly from west to east. The stars rise and set just like the sun does. During the year, stargazers see different stars in the night. There are stars in the sky during the day, too. They can't be seen because of the bright sunlight."

Did you know that a shooting star isn't a star? Find out what it is on the fun facts page at the end of the book. 

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