Stargazing for Kids

Stargazing for Kids

An Introduction to Astronomy

Jonathan Poppele

$11.99

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With an introduction to astronomy basics and a special section on constellations, this is a perfect children’s guide to stargazing.

You’ve gazed at stars. Perhaps you’ve even identified a few constellations, planets, and other distant objects. Now become a young astronomer. Learn all about outer space. Author, educator, and naturalist Jonathan Poppele presents a kids’ introduction to the night sky. The children’s book, ideal for early and middle-grade readers, conveys fascinating information for beginners. Kids gain an understanding of stars, our solar system, and deep sky objects.

From there, readers are introduced to more than 25 different constellations that are important to know and easy to locate. With the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Orion, Perseus, and more, the constellations section serves as an identification aid and offers information about when to look, where to look, and what to look for.

A season-by-season tour of the night sky provides advice to help children experience success while stargazing—with practical tips on locating each constellation. There are also fun ideas for the entire family to enjoy, a wonderful way to turn stargazing into a shared hobby.

Inside You’ll Find

  • A guide to more than 25 important-to-know constellations
  • Practical tips on locating each constellation
  • The basics of astronomy, the solar system, and outer space
  • Tips and tricks to help you spot the many amazing sights of the night sky


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Jonathan Poppele:

Jonathan Poppele is a naturalist, author, and educator with wide-ranging interests. He earned a master's degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, studying citizen science, environmental education, and how to cultivate a personal relationship with the natural world through animal tracking. He has taught ecology, environmental studies, biology, and technical writing at the University of Minnesota.

An avid outdoorsman and student of natural history, Jon is a member of the Minnesota Trackers Club and the International Society for Professional Trackers, and he is the founder of the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. A Black Belt in the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido, Jon is also the founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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