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

2023

Bob Mizon

Price:
£14.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look


-- Perfect for beginners
-- Perfect for children
-- No telescope required

  • Explore the night skies with this beautifully illustrated monthly guide to the stars and planets -- no telescope required!
  • Perfect for children and beginners -- includes advice on how to navigate the night sky
  • Has a loop and eyelet for easy wall hanging, and is presented in a sturdy cardboard gift envelope
  • Printed on sustainably sourced FSC paper using plant-based inks which reduces chemical emissions and makes this almanac easier to recycle

A beautiful illustrated monthly guide to exploring the stars and planets without a telescope.

Format:
paperback
Size:
306 x 426 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Astronomy
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9781782507826
Publication date:
19 May 2022

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 constellations of the zodiac and watch meteor showers.

Stargazers' Almanac 2023 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 is a perennially 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.

Stargazers' Almanac 2023 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
-- Loop and eyelet for easy wall hanging; presented in a sturdy cardboard gift envelope
-- Printed on sustainably sourced FSC paper using plant-based inks which reduces chemical emissions and makes this almanac easier to recycle

Suitable for astronomy enthusiasts throughout the Northern Hemisphere's temperate (non-tropical) latitudes.

Table of Contents

The Constellations
How to use this Guide
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
The man who stirred up the Milky Way
Voyagers into the void
Stars and insects
Stars overhead

Reviews

'A very good, very useful Almanac.'
-- 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

'This calendar has a place in the study or library as a reminder of what's up in the sky, and has popular appeal especially for newcomers to astronomy.'
-- Journal of the British Astronomical Association

'Practical, nice to look at and suitable for all levels of skywatcher, I recommend the Stargazers' Almanac.'
-- Popular Astronomy

'Now a regular player on the night-sky-watching scene, the Stargazers' Almanac is in good time to be selected as a Christmas gift for anyone with the slightest interest in what is going on "up there"… a very worthwhile publication.'
-- The Observatory Magazine

Author

Bob Mizon, MBE, is co-ordinator of the Commission for Dark Skies. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1985, and has been associated with the Wessex Astronomical Society in various offices for many years. Since 1996, he has provided a full-time mobile planetarium service to south central England, and has taken the experience of the night sky to nearly 160,000 people, mostly schoolchildren.

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