How to Gaze at the Southern Stars

Author(s): Richard Hall


Fifty thousand years ago, a small family of our ancestors huddled around a campfire. Robbed of vision, they were vulnerable in the darkness; the night is the time of the predator. As they listened to the crackle of the fire and the sounds of the night, they looked upwards. What, they wondered, were those mysterious lights in the sky?
So begins astronomer Richard Hall's engrossing account of the stars as seen from Down Under! Today scientists know a great deal about the universe we live in. Photos have even been taken of the planet Mars, 35 million miles away. But for most people it's all still a mystery.


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"This well-written guide will beguile experienced star-spotters and absolute beginners alike." --"New Scientist" magazine

Richard Hall is one of New Zealand's leading astronomers and the founder of Stonehenge Aotearoa, an outdoor observatory inspired by the original Stonehenge and the astronomical beliefs of ancient peoples.

General Fields

  • : 9780958250993
  • : Awa Press
  • : Awa Press
  • : October 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 523.8
  • : 160
  • : 30 b&w illustrations and star charts
  • : Richard Hall
  • : Paperback