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Yearbook of Astronomy 2018 (Paperback)


By Brian Jones, Richard Pearson
Imprint: White Owl
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781526717412
Published: 13th November 2017
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The YEARBOOK OF ASTRONOMY 2018 is a book no stargazer should be without.

Recognised by both amateurs and professionals alike as an indispensable guide to the night sky, the Yearbook of Astronomy is one of the only reference books to be fully revised each year.

The Yearbook of Astronomy is one of the longest-running series of books on astronomy and the night sky. It first appeared way back in 1962 (well over half-a-century ago) and continues to be, as it was then, the main popular astronomy annual for amateur astronomers. For most of this time the Yearbook of Astronomy was edited by Patrick Moore. Forthcoming editions will endeavour to maintain the popular style and familiarity of previous editions, as well as offering its readers a new, invigorating and inspirational layout and presentation.

The 2018 edition contains authoritative sky charts and detailed monthly sky notes that plot a clear path though the year’s eclipses, comets, meteor showers and deep sky objects. In addition the Yearbook of Astronomy features a variety of topical and specially commissioned articles covering a wide range of astronomy-related topics.

Articles for the Yearbook of Astronomy 2018 include:

Supermassive Black Holes by David M Harland

Imaging Comets (astrophotography) by Damian Peach

Double and Multiple Stars by John McCue

Modern Video Astronomy by Steve Wainwright

Is There Still a Place for Art in Astronomy? by David A Hardy

A Year of Solar System Exploration 2016-2017 by Peter Rea

Astronomy 2016-2017 by Rod Hine

Anniversaries in 2018 by Neil Haggath

Bursting with up-to-the-minute information, this collection is essential reading for anyone fascinated by the night sky . . .

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

As an amateur astronomer, it's hard to find books that help expand my knowledge without completely going over my head. However, this book is an excellent, understandable reference regardless of your experience in astronomy. It details all the interesting astronomical events that will occur in 2018.

NetGalley, reviewed by Emilia Zwarych

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

If you love astronomy like I do and are unfamiliar with this book, you are going to wonder why you never knew it existed.

NetGalley, reviewed by Renee Nash

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for the inquiring mind, this book has every question about astronomical events that will happen in 2018. It was fun to see the moon phases on a calendar. If you plan on doing night sky photography, I cannot recommend this book enough.

NetGalley, reviewed by Audi Nissen

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A very useful year book for anyone, amateur or professional, who has an interest in Astronomy.

There are some interesting articles and updates of events that will occur in 2018.


NetGalley, reviewed by Eileen Hall

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic reference book for any astronomer, amateur or professional.

NetGalley, reviewed by Adam Di Filippe

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Practical, well written, inclusive and classic, it's a worthy successor to a long line of Astronomy Yearbooks.

NetGalley, reviewed by Annie Buchanan

Nice book for astronomy lovers. It gives the details about the 2018 astronomical events.

NetGalley, reviewed by Curious Reader

About Brian Jones

BRIAN JONES hails from Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire and was a founder member of the Bradford Astronomical Society. He developed a fascination with astronomy at the age of five when he first saw the stars through a pair of binoculars, although he spent the first part of his working life developing a career in mechanical engineering. However, his true passion lay in the stars and his interest in astronomy took him into the realms of writing sky guides for local newspapers, appearing on local radio and television, teaching astronomy and space in schools and, in 1985, leaving engineering to become a full time astronomy and space writer. He has penned 17 books to date which have covered a range of astronomy and space-related topics for both children and adults. His journalistic work includes writing articles and book reviews for several astronomy magazines as well as for many general interest magazines, newspapers and periodicals. His passion for bringing an appreciation of the universe to his readers is reflected in his writing.

 Richard Pearson

About Richard Pearson

Richard Pearson studied Graphic Arts, History and Economics and has taught History in Lancaster, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. He was Research Director for an advertising agency in Baltimore and provided research for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He has been the Archivist at King Edward VI School in Stratford for eight years and wrote the History of the School that was published in 2007. His other published works include A Band of Arrogant and United Heroes, the story of Peter Hall’s production of The Wars of the Roses (1992), and The Boys of Shakespeare’s School in the First World War (2010).

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