"This book is recommended for amateur astronomers, as well as school and public libraries."
American Reference Books Annual (on a previous edition)
Now features planning information on astrotourism.
2020 Guide to the Night Sky is the ideal resource for novices and experienced amateurs in the United States and Canada, and has been updated to include 16 more pages of even more new and practical information covering events to occur in North America's night sky throughout 2020. The book has all of the guidance, information and data that skywatchers need.
2020 Guide to the Night Sky is organized by month and provides lunar phases, planet activity,
constellation maps and tables of planet and star movement, and sky activity and events. Each month has all of the compass points, dates and exact times to view the planets. There are also monthly constellation maps with dates, times and hourly rates of comets, fireballs, and meteor showers. Skywatchers in the United States and Canada won't miss a thing. Even with just binoculars.
Amateur astronomers have come to rely upon and expect each year's edition of this proven sell-through title. It is the handy reference they grab as they head out to do some skywatching, and now they can use it to plan an astrovacation.
|Publisher:||Firefly Books, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.25(d)|
About the Author
Storm Dunlop is an author and translator working mainly on material in the physical sciences and technology.
Wil Tirion has been an uranographer (star-map maker) since 1977. His first star maps were published by the British Astronomical Association, and he has since contributed maps to numerous books and atlases. He is a recipient of the Dr. J. van der Bilt Prize awarded to weather and astronomy amateurs and in 1993 the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him.
Table of Contents
The Northern Circumpolar Constellations 10
The Winter Constellations 12
The Spring Constellations 13
The Summer Constellations 14
The Autumn Constellations 15
The Moon and the Planets
The Moon 16
Map of the Moon 18
The Planets 22
Minor Planets 26
Introduction to the Month-by-Month Guide 30
Dark Sky Sites 106
Glossary and Tables 108
Further information 111