Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Michael E. Bakich
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In this book, Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you’ll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017. 

You’ll find out where the eclipse will occur, how to observe it safely, what you’ll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, detailed weather forecasts for locations where the Moon’s shadow will fall, and much more. 
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Description

In this book, Astronomy magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you’ll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017.

You’ll find out where the eclipse will occur, how to observe it safely, what you’ll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, detailed weather forecasts for locations where the Moon’s shadow will fall, and much more. 

Written in easy-to-understand language (and with a glossary for those few terms you may not be familiar with), this is the must-have reference for this unique occurrence. It’s not a stretch to say that this eclipse will prove to be the most viewed sky event in history. That’s why even now, astronomy clubs, government agencies, cities ― even whole states ― are preparing for the unprecedented onslaught of visitors whose only desire is to experience darkness at midday. Bakich informs observers what anyone will need to observe, enjoy, and understand this event.

The book begins with the basics of the different types of eclipses and goes through the fascinating history from early civilizations to the present day. Michael covers the importance of safely viewing the partial phases of a solar eclipse along with guidance of when and how to view the sun’s corona during totality.

There are also sections covering the selection of suitable binoculars and telescopes as well practical instructions to get amazing photographs of the solar eclipse. Another section describes a number of projection viewers and simple science experiments that can be done during the eclipse.

Kate Russo wrote one chapter on community organizing for the eclipse as well.

Illustrations in book done by Roen Kelly and Holley Bakich.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Author: Michael E. Bakich
Size: 6.1 x 9.2
Pages: 395
Color photos: 255
Author Bio
Michael E. Bakich is a Senior Editor and Photo Editor for Astronomy magazine. He earned a B.S. in Astronomy from the Ohio State University and an M.A. in Planetarium Education from Michigan State University, and has written and produced dozens of planetarium programs. He serves on the American Astronomical Society Steering Committee for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.
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