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Southern Nights

Southern Nights (Hardback)

By Arnold, Naomi

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Meet the night sky, down under From eclipses to aurorae, comets to constellations, this is the story of the night sky above Aotearoa New Zealand. It looks at what is special about our southern skies, which have only been explored very recently compared to those in the northern he...misphere. It showcases our 'family of light', the major stars and objects of our sky and their associated meanings, history and cultural importance, explains Polynesian celestial navigation, which brought the first people here, and Maori astronomy or tatai arorangi, which helped people live here once they arrived. Finally, it delves into modern astronomy, covering some of New Zealand's amateur and professional scientific astronomers and their research, and looks at our observatories and the increasing popularity of dark sky tourism.
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ISBN 9781775541288
Published NZ 11 Nov 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
899 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9781775541288
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Published 11 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Arnold, Naomi
Category Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 206mm
Height: 264mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 520
Weight 1,156g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Astronomy - New Zealand, Ethnoastronomy - New Zealand
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade