Yearbook of Astronomy 2019 (ePub)
An inspiration to amateur and professional astronomers alike, the Yearbook of Astronomy warrants a place on the bookshelf of all sky watchers and stargazers. Maintaining its appealing style and presentation, the Yearbook of Astronomy 2019 contains an authoritative set of sky charts and comprehensive jargon-free monthly sky notes to enable backyard astronomers everywhere to plan their viewing of the year’s eclipses, comets, meteor showers and deep sky objects.
In addition, a variety of entertaining and informative articles present the reader with information on a wide range of topics including, among others, The Cassini-Huygens Mission to the Saturn System; 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union; The First Micro-Quasar; Getting the Measure of Double Stars; Asaph Hall: Man of Mars; and Science Fiction and the Future of Astronomy.
The Yearbook of Astronomy has been around for well over half a century and, as it heads towards its Diamond Jubilee edition in 2022, continues to be essential reading for anyone lured by the magic of astronomy and who wants to extend their knowledge of the Universe and the wonders it plays host to.
Not only is this book an interesting read, it is also an observation guide.For the Love of Books
Although astronomy fascinates me, I’ve never been aware that there have been any Yearbooks for astronomy. However, as this book was highlighted to me, I’m now intrigued.
The yearbook is aimed at ‘armchair’ astronomers and the active ‘back yard’ enthusiasts. With several diagrams, many brilliant photos and heaps of information about the heavens, this book would make a resourceful research book for those writing sci fi plus a general everyday guidebook for anybody interested in space.
The striking cover alone is worth getting this book – the rest is a beautiful bonus!
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A very good resource and the accompanying diverse articles included were interesting and enlightening.Bedford Astronomical Society
We are extremely fortunate to live on the wild North Norfolk Coast, where a two minte walk takes me away from any light pollution – earlier this month I was privileged to see Venus, Jupiter and Saturn lined up across the southern horizon, and this magnificent book will enable me to better understand what I’m looking at. Priceless!Books Monthly
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This is a well-written and very informative compilation, and is likely to be of interest to both professional and amateur astronomers alike. Some readers with a passing interest in ‘things in the sky’ may also find it of interest.Keith Rimmer, NZ Crown Mines
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