World Astronomy Day: books to learn about

On April 8th, World Astronomy Day is celebrated. Although there is no consensus regarding the origin of this date, the moment is opportune for enthusiasts to be motivated to learn more about the topic.

For those unfamiliar with astronomy, it is the science responsible for studying the vastness of the universe, such as the countless ringed planets we know in our and other galaxies, as well as discovering which gaseous planets are scattered around.

If you want to learn everything about astronomy, books are an excellent source of knowledge. Through them you can start your studies or deepen the knowledge you have already acquired. Check out some suggestions:

Astronomy For Dummies Book by Stephen P. Maran

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Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe, showing you how to get the most out of your stargazing, planetarium visits and other great astronomical activities.

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The “For Dummies” book series is a great start to learning about a variety of subjects. In this work focused on Astronomy you will have a series of answers to simple and complex questions, teaching the reader to enjoy the starry sky from their own backyard.

In addition to bringing a lot of information, the book also brings a touch of humor and fun that are very characteristic of the series. The reading is recommended for those who want to learn everything about astronomy, but are starting now.

Learning to Read the Sky: A Small Practical Guide to Observational Astronomy, Rodolfo Langhi

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Learn to look for the stars in the night sky. Locate planets, stars, star clusters and nebulae. Know when the main astronomical phenomena will occur, such as moon phases, eclipses, meteor showers, etc. Build simple teaching instruments to understand the celestial sphere and its movements.

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Have you ever imagined being able to look at the starry sky and being able to identify ringed planets, nebulae, meteors, moon phases and other celestial bodies? As the title makes clear, this book is a practical guide to learning observational astronomy.

This is the art of being able to perceive different elements of our sky and universe with the naked eye or with the help of a telescope. The book brings a series of practical activities, as well as a guide to introduce the subject in other subjects, such as mathematics, history and the arts.

Cosmos Book, Carl Sagan

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Cosmos brings together some of the most advanced knowledge of the time about nature, life and the Universe. And it remains to this day as one of the most important works of scientific dissemination in history!

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Carl Sagan is considered one of the greatest scientific popularizers of the 20th century and in his book “Cosmos” he brought a wide variety of subjects for those who want to learn everything about astronomy and other topics.

You will have been treated to discussions on the origin of life, the human brain, space missions, the evolution of galaxies and much more.

From Atom to Black Hole: Making Astronomy Simple, Schwarza

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Author and science popularizer Schwarza embarks on a journey that begins in the chaotic quantum universe, passing through objects ranging from planets to black holes of sizes that defy our imagination. In From the atom to the black hole – to make astronomy uncomplicated, he understands how stars, galaxies, quasars, planets and more than 60 astronomical objects work, in a book that goes beyond what your eyes can see.

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This book was written by the same creator of Poligonatuas, a science YouTube channel with hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Schwarza approaches the topic in a light and relaxed way in a book that has already been positively evaluated by hundreds of people.

In addition to authoring the book, Schwarza is also a scientific disseminator and uses all his experience to share knowledge that goes from the atom to the black hole.

Book The Dance of the Universe, Marcelo Gleiser

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What happened at the moment of Creation? Was there a specific minute when the Universe around us came into being? These are questions as old as humanity itself. Many look to myths and religion for the answer.

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Was there a time when everything around us didn’t exist and everything was a complete void? To answer these and other questions, many turn to myths and religion, while scientific theories also try to offer answers to these doubts.

In the book the dance of the universeMarcelo Gleiser shows through a clear and simple language the different approaches regarding the creation of life and the universe. And, to the surprise of some, these two approaches are not that far apart. The work won the Jabuti award in 1998 in the category of Best Essay and Biography.

Have you read any of these books? What was missing from the list? Take the opportunity to indicate a reading on Astronomy!

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