Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages

The Deep Sky: An Introduction


The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe

The Space Shuttle

Star Ware, 4th edition

Star Watch

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars


Touring the Universe through Binoculars

A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook

Twelve years have passed since Touring the Universe Through Binoculars was first published and it continues to be a standard reference for binocular observers.  In an effort to keep the material in the book as current as possible, the listing here offers readers updates and supplemental material to each of the book's chapters as well as its appendices.  Click on each chapter to learn more.

Table of Contents


1. Why Binoculars?
2. The Moon
3. The Planets
4. Minor Members of the Solar System
5. The Sun
6. Stellar Happenings
7. A Survey of the Night Sky
A. Caveat Emptor!  
B. Mounting Concerns
C. Care, Maintenance, and Other Tidbits
D. Binocular Manufacturers
E. Converting Universal Time to Local Time
F. For Further Information...
G. Bibliography