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


Bob Mizon

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-- 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
  • Eco-friendly -- printed using plant-based inks on sustainable (FSC) paper and comes with plastic-free packaging -- no shrink wrap!

A beautiful illustrated monthly guide to exploring the stars and planets which is designed for naked-eye astronomy – perfect for both enthusiasts and beginners. With eco-friendly printing and packaging.

297 x 420 mm
Floris Books
colour illustrations
32 pages
Publication date:
18 May 2023


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 2024 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 2024 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 -- no shrink wrap!

The Stargazers' Almanac is suitable for astronomy enthusiasts throughout the Northern Hemisphere's temperate (non-tropical) latitudes and itis printed on sustainably sourced FSC paper using plant-based inks which reduces chemical emissions and makes it easier to recycle.

Table of Contents

The Constellations
How to use this Guide
The man who stirred up the Milky Way
Voyagers into the void
Stars and insects
Stars overhead


'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

'Suitable for all levels of skywatcher.'
-- Popular Astronomy

'A Christmas gift for anyone with the slightest interest in what is going on "up there".'
-- The Observatory Magazine

'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

'With this in hand you should be able to explore the night sky and sort out Andromeda from Perseus … I really felt that with this in my hand I could find my way around the sky as I never have before … this is a really valuable asset to the amateur astronomer and a good gift for anyone with even the slightest interest in the stars.'


Bob Mizon, MBE (1946-2023) was co-ordinator of the Commission for Dark Skies. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1985, and was associated with the Wessex Astronomical Society in various offices for many years. For almost three decades he provided a full-time mobile planetarium service to south central England, and took the experience of the night sky to nearly 160,000 people, mostly schoolchildren. In 2010 his work was officially recognised when he was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) with the citation, 'For voluntary services to Astronomy and the Environment'.

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