Dark Skies : A Practical Guide to Astrotourism (Lonely Planet)

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Dark Skies : A Practical Guide to Astrotourism (Lonely Planet)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 287 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781788686198
  • DDC分類 523

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Witnessing the sweep of the Milky Way, the remains of comets burning up in our atmosphere, or the shimmering aurora, we better understand the universe and our place in it. Lonely Planet's Dark Skies, the first world's guide to astrotourism, can help you experience all of this and more first-hand.Meticulously researched by dark sky expert Valerie Stimac, this comprehensive companion includes guides to 35 dark-sky sites and national parks, where to see the aurora, the next decade of total solar eclipses and how to view rocket launches, plus the lowdown on commercial space flight, observatories and meteor showers.Dark Skies is divided into sections to help you plan your dark sky tour:Stargazing focuses on the basics of appreciating the dark sky, with an overview on how to stargaze and what types of objects to look for, as well as tips for the urban stargazer.Dark Places is devoted to 35 of the best places around the globe for stargazing and experiencing the night sky, including sites designated by the Dark Sky Association.Astronomy in Action features some of the world's top research facilities and observatories,where you can get a closer look at space science.Meteor Showers has everything you need to know about the most consistent and impressive meteor showers that happen annually.Aurora is divided into two parts, one focusing on the aurora borealis in the northern hemisphere and the other on the aurora australis in the southern hemisphere.Eclipses follows the schedule of total solar eclipses over the next decade. If you've never experienced totality, here is your definitive guide to planning your trip.Launches helps you experience a different side of astrotourism: rocket launches and the countries that allow you to travel to see them.Space Tourism discusses the future of humans in space - including you! The major players in the evolving space tourism market are detailed, plus the world's most common destinations and experiences.About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           4  (4)
Introduction 8 (4)
Usage Guide 12 (2)
Stargazing 14 (20)
Introducing The Stars 16 (2)
How To Stargaze 18 (4)
Getting Involved 22 (4)
Astrophotography for Beginners 26 (4)
Citizen Science 30 (4)
Dark Places 34 (74)
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia 38 (2)
Warrumbungle National Park, Australia 40 (2)
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia 42 (2)
Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses, 44 (2)
Brazil
Jasper National Park, Canada 46 (2)
Mont - Megantic, Canada 48 (2)
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile 50 (2)
Eifel National Park, Germany 52 (2)
Westhavelland Natural Park, Germany 54 (2)
Hortobagy, Hungary 56 (2)
Zselic Starry Sky Park, Hungary 58 (2)
Jokulsarlon, Iceland 60 (2)
Mount Bromo, Indonesia 62 (2)
Kerry Dark Sky Reserve, Ireland 64 (2)
Makhtesh Ramon, Israel 66 (2)
Iromote -Ishigaki, Japan 68 (2)
Wadi Rum, Jordan 70 (2)
Erg Chebbi, Morocco 72 (2)
Namib Rand, Namibia 74 (2)
Lauwersmeer National Park, Netherlands 76 (2)
Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, New 78 (2)
Zealand
Aotea (Great Barrier Island), New Zealand 80 (2)
Yeongyang, South Korea 82 (2)
Albanya, Spain 84 (2)
Brecon Breacons, UK 86 (2)
Exmoor National Park, UK 88 (2)
Galloway Forest Park, UK 90 (2)
Northumberland International Dark Sky 92 (2)
Park, UK
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, 94 (2)
USA
Cherry Springs State Park, USA 96 (2)
Cosmic Campground, USA 98 (2)
Craters of the Moon, USA 100(2)
Grand Canyon, USA 102(2)
Headlands International Dark Sky Park, USA 104(2)
Natural Bridges National Monument, USA 106(2)
Astronomy In Action 108(30)
Elqui Valley, Chile 112(2)
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile 114(2)
Pic du Midi, France 116(2)
Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Italy 118(2)
Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico 120(2)
SALT, South Africa 122(2)
Teide Observatory, Spain 124(2)
CERN, Switzerland 126(2)
Royal Observatory, UK 128(2)
Manna Kea, USA 130(2)
McDonald Observatory, USA 132(2)
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, USA 134(2)
Rocket City, USA 136(2)
Meteor Showers 138(26)
Quadrantids 142(2)
Lyrids 144(2)
Eta Aquarids 146(2)
Delta Aquariids 148(2)
Perseids 150(2)
Draconids 152(2)
Orionids 154(2)
Taurids 156(2)
Leonids 158(2)
Geminids 160(2)
Ursids 162(2)
Aurora 164(48)
Alaska, USA 168(4)
Canada 172(4)
Finland 176(4)
Greenland 180(4)
Iceland 184(4)
Norway 188(4)
Russia 192(4)
Sweden 196(4)
Additional Aurora Borealis Destinations 200(2)
Australia 202(4)
New Zealand 206(4)
Additional Aurora Australis Destinations 210(2)
Eclipses 212(34)
Eclipse Safety Tips 216(1)
Catch 'Em All 217(1)
South America 2020 218(4)
Antartica 2021 222(4)
Oceania and Maritime Southeast Asia 2023 226(4)
North America 2024 230(4)
Europe 2026 234(4)
North Africa 2027 238(4)
Australia and New Zealand 2028 242(4)
Launches 246(22)
China 250(2)
French Guiana 252(2)
India 254(2)
Japan 256(2)
Kazakhstan 258(2)
New Zealand 260(2)
Russia 262(2)
US 264(4)
Space Flight 268(14)
Earth-Based Space Tourism 272(2)
Suborbital Space Tourism 274(2)
Orbital Space Tourism 276(2)
From the Moon to Mars 278(2)
Solar System and Interstellar Tourism 280(2)
Conclusion 282(2)
Index 284