Peter Lord, President of the Island Astronomy Institute of Maine:
"Along with his trusty 4½-inch Newtonian telescope, Dana Wilde in Nebulae explores the places where the latest scientific discoveries from astronomy meet the primal emotions of fear, awe and inspiration under star-filled fields in Maine. He connects the latest scientific discoveries streaming from professional astronomers with his personal explorations of the universe."
Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times:
"Nebulae: A Backyard Cosmography ... doesn't seem to be about inner, mental travels: It's about all the wonders in the night sky that can be seen from one's backyard (provided there are no obnoxious streetlights nearby).But as soon as he points his Newtonian telescope to the heavens, he undergoes a spiritual experience that seems common to most astronomers, amateur and professional ... His chronicle of his experiences as a student of the stars is a pleasing, well-told tale that attests to all the treasures one can see by staying in one place."
Nebulae
Table of Contents

Star-Struck
Making Sense of What's Out There
Starlight
The Dog Star
Regulus
Thuban
Algol
Diamond Stars
Communities
Night Flight
Cassiopeia
New Stars
Red Dwarfs
Gliese 581
Diamond Planets
Numberless
The Outskirts of Infinity
Rings of Light
Spheres
GRB 090423
Nebulae
The Parameters of Galaxies
Magnificent Desolation
Total Eclipses
Fear of Mimas
Iapetus
Hyperion
Titan
Saturn
Winter Moons
Io
Europa
Jupiter
Strife in the Heavens
Mars
Mercury
A Weather Report from Venus
The Day on Fire
Forces
Models of Behavior
When Particles Collide
Fabrics of Time
The Accidental Universe
The Pleroma

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Dana Wilde lives in Troy, Maine, and writes the Backyard Naturalist column for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel newspapers. His writings have appeared in a wide variety of publications, from The North American Review to Exquisite Corpse to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and many others.
"Europa,"
from Nebulae,
read by Dana Wilde
The Other End of the Driveway, a collection of essays on Maine's natural world and a companion volume to Nebulae, is available from Booklocker.com.

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"Dana Wilde has a scientist's curiosity and a poet's imagination. I can imagine him walking a field in Maine with his mentor Thoreau at his side on a winter night while they discuss the cosmos or the humming sound you can hear in Shanghai even in the middle of the night."
Nebular illustrations by Chris Peary
Europa rising over Jupiter / NASA photo
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"Direct your eyes right inward. You'll find a thousand regions in your mind yet undiscovered. Travel there and be expert in home cosmography."
H.D. Thoreau
The Life and Death of Light and Cosmos by Chris Peary
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