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Yearbook of Astronomy 2020 (Paperback)

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By Brian Jones
Imprint: White Owl
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781526753274
Published: 30th October 2019

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Maintaining its appealing style and presentation, the Yearbook of Astronomy 2020 contains comprehensive jargon-free monthly sky notes and an authoritative set of sky charts to enable backyard astronomers and sky gazers everywhere to plan their viewing of the year’s eclipses, comets, meteor showers and minor planets as well as detailing the phases of the Moon and visibility and locations of the planets throughout the year. To supplement all this is a variety of entertaining and informative articles, a feature for which the Yearbook of Astronomy is known. Presenting the reader with information on a wide range of topics, the articles for the 2020 edition include, among others, 200 Years of the Royal Astronomical Society; The Naming of Stars; Astronomical Sketching; Dark Matter and Galaxies; Eclipsing Binaries; The First Known Black Hole; and A Perspective on the Aboriginal View of the World.

The Yearbook of Astronomy made its first appearance way back in 1962, shortly after the dawning of the Space Age. Now well into its sixth decade of production, the Yearbook is rapidly heading for its Diamond Jubilee edition in 2022. It continues to be essential reading for anyone lured and fascinated by the magic of astronomy and who has a desire to extend their knowledge of the Universe and the wonders it plays host to. The Yearbook of Astronomy is indeed an inspiration to amateur and professional astronomers alike, and warrants a place on the bookshelf of all sky watchers and stargazers.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Get this book even if you are only mildly interested in Astronomy. It is informative without being overly detailed or over your head. I'm going to be using this in my Home School program.

NetGalley, January Gray

Maintaining its appealing style and presentation,the yearbook continues to be essential reading for anyone fascinated by the magic of astronomy.

Bookseller Buyers Guide

This comprehensive guide to what to expect from the stars in 2020 belongs on every stargazer's bookshelf. It's packed full of facts, dates, and sky charts that will make it easy to see the most impressive celestial events of the year. There are also a few stunning photographs and some intriguing essays by experts.

NetGalley, April A. Taylor

The book is very detailed and does what it says it does. It has great articles to read through, which are understandable even if you are not well versed in astronomy. I would generally recommend this book to my students, who love the idea of exploring space.

NetGalley, Ana Chakhnashvili

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.

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