The Monthly Sky Guide

The Monthly Sky Guide

by Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion

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ISBN-13: 9781139611367
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/10/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Ian Ridpath is an English astronomy writer and broadcaster, who is also the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas. He is a recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Klumpke�oberts Award for outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy. For more information about Ian Ridpath's books, talks, and other interests, visit his personal website,
Wil Tirion is a Dutch celestial cartographer, widely regarded as the world's leading exponent of this art. He is author of The Cambridge Star Atlas and Sky Atlas 2000.0.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Finding your way; Observing the planets; Observing the Moon; Moon charts; January; February; March; April; May; June; July; August; September; October; November; December; Index.

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Monthly Sky Guide 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book with the 5th edition and loved it so much that I just had to update to the 6th edition. The 6th edition includes all the planet and eclipse information from 2003 to 2007. It appears that the B&N description above is wrong regarding the dates covered in this book (it is in fact describing the date range covered in the 5th edition). I can't speak highly enough of this book if you want a simple reference to learn about constellations and things to look at in the sky. After a brief description of sky terminology, the book is divided up into months. It highlights things to observe in the sky for each month. It is written in easy to understand language - you don't have to be an expert in sky-talk to understand it. One note, for those who may own the 5th edition - most of the text is the same - it highlights the same constellations each month, etc. It does include a new section on viewing satellites and of course it now goes through 2007 for planet viewing information. This book is well worth every penny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago