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Book:   Astronomy Hacks
Subject:   A great astronomy resource
Date:   2008-10-02 07:27:10
From:   Chris
Rating:  StarStarStarStarStar

I've always had an interest in astronomy but have never really indulged myself. Recently my young son has become interested in the stars and wanted to purchase a telescope. So when I came across Astronomy Hacks I was especially interested. I found the book to be very helpful. We did purchase a telescope and found the author's advice quite useful.

The book's contents are simple enough to help satisfy my son's budding interest and at the same time it is advanced enough to keep me interested. It is full of useful "hacks" and will certainly be great resource for lots of folks. I purchased additional copies as gifts for nephews and nieces.

My original experience and review of the book noted above has not changed after two years. I still find it useful. It is now dog eared and battered from use.

I have also found that Thompson's other astronomy book, Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer, a great companion volume.

If you are a backyard astronomer, you owe yourself this book.