Neighbors in Space Author:W.B. White book has Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 58-11618. — Anyone who can see can be an amateur astronmer. If you begin with the North Star, which nearly everyone knows, and follow through the constellations in the order given in this book, Neighbors In Space, it is only a question of a few clear nights before the brigher stars of the particul... more »ar month will have become familiar. Then, by watching the rising time of the bright stars in succeding months, the remainder will not be difficult to recognize and remember.
This book was desighned to be useful to you whether you own a telescope or not. If you have sharp eyes, you will see many things in the sky which you may never have noticed before. Several star clusters and at least two nebulae are visible to the naked eye. For closer doubles and greater detail, a small telescope will be necessary. Thousands of men and women in this country have made their own telescopes, and if you are handy as a mechanic, you, too can build a six inch reflecting telescope for less than sixty dollars. But this is not necessary. You can enjoy learning about the stars without cost to yourself, and this knowledge will be as useful and entertaining to you as it has been to those many others who have already discovered the fascinating hobby of seeing stars.« less