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Finding a Million-Star Hotel : An Astro-Tourist’s Guide to Dark Sky Places / by Bob Mizon

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series | SpringerLink BücherPublisher: [Cham] : Springer, 2016Description: Online-Ressource (XVII, 322 p. 179 illus., 175 illus. in color, online resource)ISBN:
  • 9783319338552
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9783319338545 | Druckausg.: 978-3-319-33854-5 LOC classification:
  • QB1-991
DOI: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33855-2Online resources: Summary: Introduction -- Chapter 1: Dark-Sky Places -- Chapter 2: Invasion of the townies -- Chapter 3: Night-sky-friendly centres, hotels and campsites in the UK and the USA -- Chapter 4: What’s in the sky? -- Chapter 5: The star-hunter’s kit -- Chapter 6: Stargazing etiquette -- Chapter 7: Hosting astro-tourism -- Chapter 8: Light pollution -- Appendix 1: List (at July 2015) of International Dark Sky Places and when established -- Appendix 2: Extracts from the conclusions and recommendations of the UK’s Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Artificial Light in the Environment, 2009 -- Appendix 3: Night Sky Guides -- Glossary of terms -- Bibliography -- Index.Summary: Finding a Million-Star Hotel explores the modern phenomenon of astro-tourism, the efforts by increasing numbers of people to find nearby and distant locations where they can see the real night sky so often hidden by light pollution. Astronomer Bob Mizon directs readers to dark sky sites in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a few further afield. This is more than just a hotel guide with links for accommodation at or near the locations. There are chapters on choosing telescopes and binoculars, on celestial objects astro-tourists can look for in the night sky, and an investigation into the causes of the skyglow that veils our view of the stars. Most of those who go seeking the stars are not professional astronomers. This book is aimed at those observers with limited knowledge of the night sky who are eager to explore and enjoy it. Even those contemplating setting up astro-themed hotels, campsites, or astronomy events can benefit from reading this book and from the advice included on how to equip such places, stargazing etiquette and star-friendly lighting.PPN: PPN: 1658382110Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-2-SEB | ZDB-2-SXP | ZDB-2-PHA
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