Northern Lights: The Definitive Guide to Auroras will maximise the experience of Aurora-chasers who want a deeper understanding of one of our world's most celebrated natural phenomena.
Tom Kerss is an astronomer, astrophotographer and night sky explorer who has previously worked at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and now runs world-class courses on astronomy. The more adventurous will want to avoid paying a premium to an aurora adventure travel business or resort, and find their own path. This book doesn’t simply list destinations and access, but offers scientifically-backed advice on timings with respect to lunar and solar cycles and practical tips such as how best to position yourself with respect to towns and cities. Not being a scientist myself, it was great to read the science behind auroras explained in an accessible and entertaining manner. The book even explores the history of the lights and their interpretation and impact on our earthly cultures. The Northern Lights are out of this world, and they are here for us to enjoy and marvel at. Northern Lights provides everything that is required to take your trip to another level.
The perfect gift for anyone with a desire to see the Northern Lights.
Discover the incomparable beauty of the Northern Lights with this accessible guide for aspiring astronomers and seasoned night sky observers. Covers the essential equipment needed for observation and photography and full of stunning photographs.
Tom Kerss covers the cultural and scientific context for auroras, and offers a comprehensive guide to forecasting and photography, so that readers can fuse their own technical mastery with the infinite creativity of nature.
Read about the formation, properties and types of auroras Discover the mythology and history of The Northern Lights Find out about Aurora science from Antiquity to the modern day Learn how to take stunning photographs of the Northern Lights Includes a comprehensive travel and forecasting guide and a glossary of key terms.
The Northern Lights will give you a complete understanding of one of the true wonders of the natural world and leave you prepared for the adventure of a lifetime.
|Publication date:||2nd September 2021|
|Publisher:||Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
Closing date: 08/11/2021
Tom Kerss is an astronomer, astrophotographer, author, public speaker and science communicator, formerly based at the Royal Observatory. An avid stargazer, he is often found chasing dark skies all over the world but he’s passionate about urban astronomy and astrophotography. Tom has written a selection of books with Collins to inspire and educate aspiring astronomers, including best-sellers Stargazing and Moongazing. His children’s book, YOU CAN explore the universe, is a how-to book for kids who love space. It’s easy to understand and tells them exactly what they need to know step-by-step. Tom’s ...More About Tom Kerss