A unique method of beginning astronomy, this relies on the individual and what he can do by himself to study and discover...

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THE STARS BY CLOCK AND FIST

A unique method of beginning astronomy, this relies on the individual and what he can do by himself to study and discover the whereabouts and nature of the heavenly bodies. Clock and fist are used as main reference points. By clock, Mr. Neely means a division of the sky corresponding to the face of a clock with you, the observer, at the center. The fist is used as a sextant and there are instructions to practise eye measurements with it until you can mark off a distance of approximately nine fists from horizon to zenith. With these rough but ready devices to determine star positions and heights, explanations are made easier and there is added incentive to understand sidereal time, hourly lists, seasonal positions and much about the particular planets constellations and galaxies themselves.

Pub Date: March 1, 1956

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Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1956