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Yearbook of Astronomy 2023 (Paperback)

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Edited by Brian Jones
Imprint: White Owl
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781399018449
Published: 1st August 2022
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Maintaining its appealing style and presentation, the Yearbook of Astronomy 2023 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 2023 edition include, among others, The Incomparable Sir Patrick Moore; Shining a Light on Jupiter’s Atmosphere; A Brief History of the End of the Universe; The Closing of Historic Observatories; The Ability to Believe: Bizarre Worlds of Astronomical Antireality; Optical SETI at Harvard; The Future of Spaceflight; and Male Family Mentors for Women in Astronomy: Caroline and William Herschel.

This iconic publication made its first appearance way back in 1962, shortly after the dawning of the Space Age. Now into its seventh decade of production, the Yearbook 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 stargazers and watchers of the Universe.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This trusty stargazers’ guide is perfect for both the layman and scientists. It’s written in plain language accessible to the layman, but has content detailed and interesting enough to be of interest to those with science backgrounds (like myself).

It has easy to read, detailed star charts for stargazers in the northern and southern hemispheres for all of 2023. They include constellations, planets, galaxies, and other astronomical phenomena one might see while looking up at the night sky. Each chart is clearly labeled with dates and times for which the sky should match the chart.

This text also includes an overview of astronomical events to watch out for like lunar and solar eclipses, meteor showers, and good dates/times for viewing solar planets. This book includes a table of the lunar cycle timeline for 2023.

Finally, it’s got a large collection of astronomy-related science articles about anything from interesting bits of astronomy history or quirky astronomy/space anecdotes to recent discoveries, achievements, and technological advancements in the field of astronomy. There’s plenty of interesting topics for anyone and everyone. Even those with a physics or astronomy background are sure to find some bits of trivia or scientific history they’ve never seen before.

All in all, this is a great one-stop source to guide your stargazing and sate your science article/trivia cravings for the entire year of 2023.

NetGalley, Lydia Rees

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The "Yearbook of Astronomy" series is just wonderful, and 2023's offering is no different. Whether you have a mild interest in astronomy or a wild enthusiasm, a deep knowledge or know next to nothing, there is always something for everyone. Month by month guides, fascinating articles, star charts... How can you fail to be entertained, educated, and more than a little bit in awe?!

NetGalley, Dawn Lewis

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This trusty stargazers’ guide is perfect for both the layman and scientists. It’s written in plain language accessible to the layman, but has content detailed and interesting enough to be of interest to those with science backgrounds (like myself).

It has easy to read, detailed star charts for stargazers in the northern and southern hemispheres for all of 2023. They include constellations, planets, galaxies, and other astronomical phenomena one might see while looking up at the night sky. Each chart is clearly labeled with dates and times for which the sky should match the chart.

This text also includes an overview of astronomical events to watch out for like lunar and solar eclipses, meteor showers, and good dates/times for viewing solar planets. This book includes a table of the lunar cycle timeline for 2023.

Finally, it’s got a large collection of astronomy-related science articles about anything from interesting bits of astronomy history or quirky astronomy/space anecdotes to recent discoveries, achievements, and technological advancements in the field of astronomy. There’s plenty of interesting topics for anyone and everyone. Even those with a physics or astronomy background are sure to find some bits of trivia or scientific history they’ve never seen before.

All in all, this is a great one-stop source to guide your stargazing and sate your science article/trivia cravings for the entire year of 2023.

NetGalley, Lydia Rees

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is an awesome guide for all things astronomy in 2023. It is filled with charts and notes that are handy while exploring the skies in 2023. This would make a fantastic gift for anyone that enjoys Astronomy, whether they are a novice or expert.

NetGalley, Tasha Schiedel

I wish I had known about this book years ago. This book has everything from monthly calendars with a Events that are going to happen in historical events that have happened to the different phases of the moon. They even have articles and opinion pieces. My husband and I love sitting on the back deck and looking into the night sky add this book will now let us know what to look for. This book has been coming out for seventy years and the fact that I just heard about it this year makes me feel like I have lost out but not again. Thanking about stars in space can make you dizzy but if you know what you’re looking for it could be oh so interesting and this book helps you do that.

NetGalley, Janalyn Prude

Great guide for anyone interested in astronomy! The month by month format makes it easy to follow through out the year. I enjoyed the short articles that highlight research and history.

NetGalley, Shelby Fillinger

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Yearbook of Astronomy 2023 is a must have book for a wide range of readers: novice stargazers to longtime astronomy enthusiasts will find it incredibly useful (novice, but very enthusiastic, stargazer over here). This book is detailed and has an easy to follow layout, going month by month and planet by planet. I took particular interest in the sections on each meteor shower event for the year and appreciated all of the provided information. The book finishes with a collection of articles, and I learned a great deal from these as well. I enjoyed having the opportunity to read Yearbook of Astronomy 2023 and am happy to keep this book on hand.

NetGalley, Jennifer Coito

This iconic publication made its first appearance way back in 1962, shortly after the dawning of the Space Age. Now into its seventh decade of production, the Yearbook continues to be essential reading for anyone lured and fascinated by the magic of astronomy. Insightful and interesting.

NetGalley, Michelle Coates

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great book, well written enjoyed reading.
Helps understand astronomy and lays year out.
Definitely worth reading.

NetGalley, Karen Bull

This is an interesting book!

This astronomy yearbook includes information celestial bodies for 2023. There's a breakdown of the constellations and how to read the sky maps as well as sky maps for the year for both hemispheres. It is helpful for identifying constellations. There's also information on the orbit of the planets, what lunar eclipses will happen in 2023, and various comets and their history.

NetGalley, Alyssa McClure

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Star charts and astronomical events galore! Here is a great handbook for Astronomy lovers and novices. Get your telescopes out.

NetGalley, Samantha Hehr

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My husband is hard to shop for and finding a unique gift that he will love is even harder. I saw this book and wondered if it might be right for him…and it is! He’s an astronomy nerd and this book is going to be a great way for him to enjoy this passion every day in 2023. I was going to wait to give it to him at Christmas, but I figured this would make a great anniversary gift for him and he can read up and be ready for 2023.

This makes a great gift for anyone who is interested in the subject. Don’t hesitate to buy if for them, you’ll have title of best gift giver for a while!

NetGalley, Cindi Austin

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 for astronomy at the age of five when he first saw the stars through a pair of binoculars, and his interest 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, becoming a full time astronomy and space writer. He has penned around 20 books to date which have covered a range of astronomy and space-related topics for both children and adults. His passion for bringing an appreciation of the universe to his readers is reflected in his writing.

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