The Observer's Year: 366 Nights in the Universe / Edition 2

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This is a night by night account of the stars. For every night of the year Sir Patrick Moore gives the reader details of interesting objects that can be seen from earth. It is a book for people with a wide interest in astronomy, those who may not have specialised in a specific area of astronomy and wish to expand their knowledge in all areas. This second edition is updated for astronomical events through until 2010.

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"If the amateur astronomer were to follow this yearly observing progression they would surely build up a good knowledge of the basic objects of interest, throughout the year, and, in addition, would enjoy a well-written explanation of concepts necessary for a full enjoyment of the night sky…Overall the book admirably achieves three purposes; providing a basic year-long introduction to practical observing, presenting a good fireside read and acting as a good source of reference. It should seriously be considered by amateur astronomers embarking on their first observing adventure.”

"The book is beautifully written and bubbles with enthusiasm. Moore is a superb personal tutor, and will convert a complete novice to skilled amateur astronomer within 12 months.”

"This volume is an interesting reading book to last for a few years for people with some interest in astronomy and things happening in the sky, but not knowing too much on the hard background of astronomy.”

"Well, Patrick Moore has done it again. What an excellent book this is. I was waiting for someone to write a book on observing the night sky for every night of the year and at last someone did just that…This is a book that I would not hesitate to tell everybody to buy it if they have any sort of interest in astronomy.”

"…this book is a little treasure trove of astronomical trivia, as well as being an entertaining read…it is a book that every amateur astronomer will find captivating to delve into.”

From the reviews of the second edition:

"If you are attracted by the beauty of the night sky and would like to identify stars and planets or witness astronomic events, this book will help you … . The book contains numerous tables of the stars and their characteristics in the main constellations … . There are also many drawings … that will help the observer to locate the constellations in the night sky. … it may find a useful place on the bookshelves of any family or … any amateur astronomy club." (Fernande Grandjean and Gary J. Long, Physicalia, Vol. 28 (4-6), 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852338848
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 4/7/2005
  • Series: Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

January.- February.- March.- April.- May.- June.- July.- August.- September.- October.- November.- December.

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