Stargazing for Beginners
How to Find Your Way Around the Night Sky
Written and Illustrated by Lafcadio Adams
A step-by-step guide to knowing the night sky. Find northern hemisphere constellations easily by starting small and expanding your knowledge. This guide is meant to be taken outside! Read the instructions, and follow along with the stars. The only equipment necessary: your eyes and a clear night.
Each lesson builds on knowledge learned in previous lessons, and students of the stars will become comfortable and confident in their ability to identify northern hemisphere constellations accurately.
Lafcadio Adams has over 10 years of experience teaching fellow Earthlings, ages 4 to 400, about the stars using this step-by-step method. Over 40 original diagrams and photographs are included to help you begin to unravel the secrets of the universe.
_Counting the Rings
Stories, Testimonials, and Photographs
of Multnomah Education Service District Outdoor School
Edited by Karen Nichols and Lafcadio Adams
A collection of photographs, essays, anecdotes, and heartfelt testimony about the life-changing power of the Multnomah Education Service District Outdoor School program in Portland, Oregon. Contributors include participants at all levels of the program, and the content communicates a need to preserve funding for this extraordinary confluence of community building and science education. Introduction by Daniel Prince.
Available on a sliding scale starting at $15.00; all proceeds go to Friends of Outdoor School
More information at Friends of Outdoor School, Odin Ink, Powell's, and on GoodReads.
E-book now available on iTunes, Amazon, Lulu, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.
_Lafcadio has a scale model of the solar system in her living room,
and it has been there longer than most of the furniture
(since way back when Pluto was still a planet).
Lafcadio has been teaching her fellow Earthlings
about the various wonders of nature for over ten years,
but her favorite subject to teach has always been astronomy.
Lafcadio spends most of her time in the Pacific Northwest
sleeping, avoiding the sun and learning to make things.