Night Sky Month by Month: January to December 2004

Night Sky Month by Month: January to December 2004

by Jean-Louis Heudier
     
 

A night-by-night reference to celestial phenomena.

The Night Sky Month by Month is like having a knowledgeable, friendly astronomer standing right next to you and pointing out the planets and constellations each night of the year. This book is a down-to-earth guide for finding astronomical features in the Northern Hemisphere without the aid of

Overview

A night-by-night reference to celestial phenomena.

The Night Sky Month by Month is like having a knowledgeable, friendly astronomer standing right next to you and pointing out the planets and constellations each night of the year. This book is a down-to-earth guide for finding astronomical features in the Northern Hemisphere without the aid of expensive telescopes or complicated sky maps.

Organized chronologically, you can look up what the night sky holds for any given time during the year. A simple color photo of the night sky shows which direction to face and where to look for such planets as Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter.

Chapters are divided into months and include the Moon's phases, dates of planetary and star positions, and specific times to watch. The book is packed with historical details and phenomena such as lunar and solar eclipses,
constellations, and comets. Studded with historical tidbits and useful tips, the book is an excellent introduction to skywatching for amateur astronomers of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35 - Robert Seal
This colorful, informative, very readable work breaks the mold by providing a compendium of facts, gorgeous photographs, feature articles, and some very useful numerical data. Aimed at the armchair astronomer and casual amateur stargazer located in the Northern Hemisphere, this new almanac is a pleasure to use and read... it is hoped that this almanac will be published for a long time to come.
Mercury Magazine [Astronomical Society of the Paci
A down-to-earth guide for finding astronomical features... organized chronologically.
E-Streams - Judy Matthews
A delightful, beautifully organized and illustrated guide to the night skies... an excellent reference text, rich in content and detail.
Science News
Loaded with photographs and illustrations that accompany lucid, instructive text, this guide helps would-be astronomers find their way around the night sky of the Northern Hemisphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552978160
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
Night Sky Month by Month Series
Edition description:
Annual
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Louis Heudier is an internationally respected astronomer and author of Astronomical Photography, Eclipses of the Moon and Sun, Book of the Sky, Book of the Moon and Astronomy for All.

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