World Astronomy Day is celebrated on April 8th. Although there is no consensus on the origin of this history, it is an opportune moment to motivate enthusiasts to learn more about the subject.

For those unfamiliar with astronomy, it is the science responsible for studying the vastness of the universe, like the countless ringed planets we know in our own and other galaxies, and also discovering which gaseous planets are scattered around.

If you want to learn all about astronomy, books are an excellent source of information. Through them, you can begin your education or deepen the knowledge you have already acquired. Check out some suggestions:

Astronomy Book for Dummies by Stephen P. Maran

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Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe, showing you how to get the most out of your stargazing, planetarium visits, and other awesome astronomical activities.

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The “For Dummies” book series is a great start for learning about a variety of topics. In this astronomy-focused work, you will receive a series of answers to simple and complex questions that teach the reader to enjoy the starry sky from their own backyard.

Along with bringing a lot of information, the book also brings with it a touch of humor and fun that is so characteristic of the series. Recommended for beginners who want to learn all about astronomy.

Learning to Read the Sky: A Little Practical Guide to Observational Astronomy by Rodolfo Langhi

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Learn to search for stars in the night sky. Find planets, stars, star clusters and nebulae. Moon phases, eclipses, meteor showers etc. Know when major astronomical events, such as Create simple teaching tools to understand the celestial sphere and its movements.

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Have you ever dreamed that you could look up at the starry sky and identify ringed planets, nebulae, meteorites, moon phases and other celestial bodies? As the title suggests, this book is a practical guide to learning observational astronomy.

This is the art of perceiving the different elements of our sky and universe with the naked eye or with the aid of a telescope. The book includes a range of practical activities as well as a guide to introduce the subject to other subjects such as mathematics, history and art.

The Universe Book by Carl Sagan

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Cosmos brings together some of the most cutting-edge knowledge of the time about nature, life and the Universe. And it has survived as one of the most important works of scientific dissemination in history!

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Considered one of the greatest scientific popularizers of the 20th century, Carl Sagan in his book “Cosmos” brought a wide variety of topics for those who wanted to learn all about astronomy and other subjects.

You will be exposed to discussions about the origin of life, the human brain, space missions, the evolution of galaxies and much more.

From Atom to Black Hole: Simplifying Astronomy, Schwarza

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Author and popularizer of science, Schwarza, embarks on a journey that begins in the chaotic quantum universe, passing through objects that defy our imaginations, ranging from planets to black holes. From atom to black hole – understand how stars, galaxies, quasars, planets and more than 60 astronomical objects work to simplify astronomy, in a book that goes beyond what your eyes can see.

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This book was written by the creator of Poligonatuas, a science YouTube channel with hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Schwarza takes a light and relaxed approach to the subject in a book that has already been positively reviewed by hundreds of people.

Besides writing the book, Schwarza is a scientific popularizer and uses all of his experience to share information from the atom to the black hole.

Dance of the Universe book by Marcelo Gleiser

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What happened at the time of creation? Was there a particular minute when the Universe around us occurred? These are questions as old as humanity itself. Many look to myths and religion for the answer.

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Was there a time when everything around us did not exist and everything was completely empty? While many people turn to myths and religion to answer these and similar questions, scientific theories try to answer these doubts.

in the book dance of the universe, Marcelo Gleiser illustrates in clear and simple language the different approaches to the creation of life and the universe. And, to the surprise of some, these two approaches are not that far apart. The work won the Jabuti award for Best Essay and Biography in 1998.

Have you read any of these books? What was missing from the list? Take the opportunity to specify a reading on astronomy!

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