2024 Guide to the Night Sky : A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland-9780008604301

2024 Guide to the Night Sky : A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland

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Author: Dunlop, Storm, Tirion, Wil, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Collins Astronomy

United Kingdom, Great Britain

Published on 31 August 2023 by HarperCollins Publishers (Collins) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 112 pages
210 x 149 x 6 | 182g

The ideal gift for all amateur and seasoned astronomers.

“This is a great guide to the night sky at a great price” Astronomy Now

“A handy and straightforward guide.” British Astronomical Association's 'Journal'

“an ideal Christmas stocking-filler” The Observatory

From the UK’s Number One Astronomy publisher, this is the bestselling stargazing handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. With 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2024.

This practical guide is an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers.

Designed for Britain and Ireland but usable anywhere in the world between 40°N and 60°N, covering most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States.

Advice on where to start looking and a map of dark sky sites to avoid light pollution.

Charts for the circumpolar and seasonal constellations.

Easy-to-use star charts for each month with descriptions of objects and events to look for in 2024.

Positions of the moon, visible planets and eclipses.

Includes a section on comets and a detailed map of the moon.

Now in three editions: Britain and Ireland; North America; Southern Hemisphere.

Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion, and approved by the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.