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The Night Sky Month by Month

The Night Sky Month by Month
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Anyone with an interest in astronomy needs a map to help them find their way around the night sky. The core section of The Night Sky Month by Month contains charts for observing the night sky in both the northern and southern hemispheres throughout the year. Each chart is supported by graphic devices that help the reader to find their latitude, relate the chart to their local horizon, and show which way the stars are moving. Compared with the stars, the planets move differently through the night sky, their movements changing from year to year. Positions of the planets are shown on separate charts in the introduction to each month. The same introductions also identify the highlights on view at that time of year. Following the monthly guide is an almanac section listing the dates of one-off special events, such as eclipses, that will occur during the life of the book. The opening section of the book is an introduction to observing the sky. This is followed by the Monthly Sky Guide, with four double-page spreads for each month. The first spread contains an illustrated overview, plus a planet locator, while the succeeding three spreads carry charts for the northern and southern hemispheres. The almanac section consists of a calender of events for each year. Contents Prelims (5pp) Introduction (8pp) Objects in the night sky, daily and seasonal changes, scale in the sky, when and where to look, observing with the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes Monthly sky guide (98pp) January Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart February Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart March Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart April Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart May Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart June Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart July Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart August Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart September Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart October Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart November Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart December Overview and planet locator Northern- and southern-hemisphere highlights Northern-hemisphere whole-sky chart Southern-hemisphere whole-sky chart NIGHT SKY ALMANAC (11pp) 2011 and 2012 2013 and 2014 2015 and 2016 2017 and 2018 2019 Index and Acknowledgments (4pp)
DK Publishing; December 2010
130 pages; ISBN 9780756673826
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