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Meet the night sky, down under Aotearoa New Zealand was founded on stargazing. It was celestial navigation that brought the first people here, and it was tatai arorangi, Maori astronomy, that helped people survive once they arrived. There is no better place on Earth to view the brilliance of other worlds. Covering eclipses, aurorae, comets and constellations, backyard observatories, traditional stargazers and world-class astrophotographers, this is the unique story of Te Whanau Marama, our family of light - the night sky that glows above us all.

Product code: 9781775541288

ISBN 9781775541288
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
No. Of Pages 288
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H264xW206xS26
On Sale Date 04/11/2019
From eclipses to aurora, comets to constellations, this is the full colour, glorious story of the night sky above NZ.
Showcasing the night sky above New Zealand like it's never been seen before, looks at major stars, objects of our sky, associated meanings, history and cultural importance
Explains Polynesian celestial navigation, Maori and modern astronomy.