Stargazers' Almanac 2010: Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets

Stargazers' Almanac 2010: Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets


By (author) Bob Mizon, Contributions by Richard Knox

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  • Publisher: FLORIS BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 302mm x 428mm x 6mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0863157238
  • ISBN 13: 9780863157233
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 320,558

Product description

Explore the night skies with this beautiful illustrated monthly guide to the stars and planets. This large-format almanac allows you to step outside and track the planets, locate the Milky Way, recognise the positions of the signs of the zodiac and watch meteor showers. "Stargazers' Almanac 2010" is a beautiful month-by-month guide to the night skies. It's designed specifically for naked-eye astronomy - no telescope required! - making it ideal for beginners, children and backyard astronomers. It has become a popular Christmas gift - and one which lasts the whole year round. Each monthly chart features two views of the night sky looking north and south, and a visual guide to the phases of the moon and the movements of the planets. The notes include fascinating insights into the science, history, folklore and myths of the stars and planets, with features on How to Make an Astrolabe, and Light Pollution. "Stargazers' Almanac 2010" also features: advice on how to navigate the night sky; overhead reference map of the sky; reference plan of constellations; glossary of constellations and Latin names; glossary of brightness of stars; guide to the signs of the zodiac and how they relate to the stars; and, loop and eyelet for easy wall hanging. Presented in a sturdy cardboard gift envelope, the almanac is endorsed by the British Astronomical Association's Campaign for Dark Skies. 'Sky glow' affects nearly all Britain's night skies with the result that the beauty of our starlit skies, twilight and emerging daybreak are being drowned in an orange sodium glow. "Stargazers' Almanac 2010" shows how to reduce light pollution in the home and neighbourhood to reclaim the wonder of the night, as well as save energy. It is suitable for astronomy enthusiasts throughout the Northern Hemisphere's temperate latitudes.

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Review quote

'A very good, very useful Alamanac.' -- Sir Patrick Moore 'This Almanac will show you the wonders of the night sky, a sight that is becoming ever more precious with light pollution often masking our view.' -- Bill Bryson 'A beautiful, informative spread for every month of the year.' -- Green Parent 'The almanac will make an attractive and informative present, especially for a young person, to get them interested and involved in actual viewing' -- Margaret Jones, New View, Autumn 2010