Stargazers' Almanac 2008 : Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets
Explore the wonders of the night skies - no telescope required! Track the planets, locate the Milky Way, discover the heavenly Giraffe, Orion's dogs, and Draco the dragon, recognise the signs of the zodiac and watch meteor showers and other exciting planetary phenomena. Each monthly chart features two views of the sky looking south and north; a visual guide to the phases of the moon; key planets, constellations and other objects. Pithy astronomical details are interwoven with fascinating insights into science, history, folklore and mythology. It features and reviews in specialist astronomical and scientific journals; consumer magazines; new age and astrological interest; local, regional and national newspapers.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 297 x 420 x 15mm | 444g
- 05 Sep 2007
- Hawthorn Press Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom
- Revised edition
Technical advisor Bob Mizon is Co-ordinator of the Dark Skies Campaign and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He also operates the Mizar Travelling Planetarium.
Table of contents
Advice on how to navigate the night sky; Overhead map of the sky; Reference plan of constellations; 12 monthly charts of the night sky; Guide to the signs of the zodiac and how they relate to the stars; Glossary of constellations and Latin names; glossary of brightness of stars; educational project; Information on the British Astronomical Association's Campaign for Dark Skies.
"'A very good, very useful Almanac.' Sir Patrick Moore 'A perfect gift for beginners!' BBC Sky at Night Magazine"