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John A. Read

JOHN A. READ's journey into astronomy began with a small and rickety telescope purchased at the local pharmacy. He was fascinated that it was possible to observe the moon and Saturn with its rings with such meager equipment. He knew he had to share these views with others. After writing his first book, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, John retired from his career in corporate finance. John is now a telescope operator at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory, sits on the board of directors at the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is studying astrophysics at Saint Mary's University. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

50 Things to See on the Moon

The moon is the perfect first astronomy target — it is bright, accessible to everyone, and has a wide range of fascinating details visible through a small telescope, a pair of binoculars, or even the naked eye. This easy-to-use guide explains what you see.

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50 Things to see With a Telescope

Identify constellations, planets, and stars with this beginner's guide to 50 things to see in the night sky.

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