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One-Minute Astronomer Releases Mini-Guide for Summer Star Gazing

Popular astronomy website releases a mini-guide entitled "Seven Easy Sights for Summer Star Gazing". This guide makes it easier for casual summer star gazers to understand and enjoy the summer night sky.

PRLog - July 19, 2011 - To make it easier for casual summer star gazers to know a little more about the stars in the night sky, the popular astronomy website One-Minute Astronomer has released a mini-guide entitled "Seven Easy Sights for Summer Star Gazing".  This free guide walks star gazers through a tour of remarkable sights in the night sky, from star clusters and meteors to dark rifts of billowing dust between the stars.  All sights are visible without binoculars or a telescope.  This star gazing guide includes illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, and is available online at http://www.oneminuteastronomer.com/4253/easy-summer-stargazing/

"Nearly everyone has been awed by the sight of the stars in the night sky", says Brian Ventrudo, publisher of One-Minute Astronomer.  "Most don't want to get serious about astronomy, but they are curious about the stars, planets, and especially the sight of the Milky Way during summer months.  That's what this mini-guide is all about.  It gives casual stargazers an acquaintance with some remarkable sights in the summer night sky, without loading them down with technical terms and complicated explanations."

This free star gazing guide looks at seven celestial sights that anyone can see with the unaided eye in the evening hours in July through September.  The most intriguing sight isn't a star or planet at all, but the vast star clouds and dark regions of the Milky Way where new stars constantly form.  All a stargazer needs to see these seven sights is dark sky away from bright city lights.

About One-Minute Astronomer

One-Minute Astronomer is an online magazine that publishes short, easy-to-read articles about star gazing for beginning and experienced amateur astronomers.  Subscribers receive emails each week with a link to a brief informative article about fascinating celestial objects, tips on how to select and use equipment, and interesting historical vignettes about famous astronomers and their discoveries.  Each article takes only a minute or two to read and is suitable for even the busiest astronomy buff.  Subscription to One-Minute Astronomer is free, and all back-issue are available in an online archive.  To get more tips on observing the night sky, visit http://www.oneminuteastronomer.com/sign-up/

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