A complete guide for the amateur astronomer living in an urban or suburban center... The Urban Astronomer If you think a trip to the country is necessary to observe celestial objects, take a second look. Viewing the sky from an urban location can be just as fun and educational - if you know how to go about it. The Urban Astronomer shows amateur and more advanced astronomers the best ways and times to observe celestial objects from a city or suburban environment. Complete with detailed illustrations, The Urban Astronomer: Shows readers how to overcome the special problems of viewing the sky from cities and suburbs, such as light pollution Describes in detail those objects most easily viewed from a city location Includes many sky activities that can be enjoyed by novice and experienced urban astronomers Provides helpful tips and checklists for preparing your own stargazing outing Covers objects for naked-eye observation as well as those that need binoculars or telescopes and describes the best equipment for the urban stargazerMatloff, Gregory L. is the author of 'Urban Astronomer A Practical Guide for Observers in Cities and Suburbs', published 1991 under ISBN 9780471531425 and ISBN 0471531421.