The Milky Way and Other Galaxies

  • Gregory I. Redfern
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


In Chap.  6 we learned about the stars and that all individual stars we see are contained in our home galaxy, the Milky Way. It has been estimated that 80% of the people who live in North America cannot see the Milky Way due to light pollution. At sea the opportunity to view the Milky Way in all its glory is a real possibility, depending on the time of year, the phase of the Moon, your location, how bright the ship is and weather conditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory I. Redfern
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  1. 1.NASA JPL Solar System AmbassadorRuckersvilleUSA

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