Stargazers' Almanac 2016: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets

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9781782501961: Stargazers' Almanac 2016: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets

Explore the night skies with this beautiful illustrated monthly guide to the stars and planets. This large-format almanac allows you to step outside and track the planets, locate the Milky Way, recognize the constellations of the zodiac and watch meteor showers. This calendar offers a beautiful monthly guide to the night skies. It is designed specifically for naked-eye astronomy--no telescope required!--making it ideal for beginners, children, and backyard astronomers. It has become a popular Christmas gift, one that lasts the whole year round. This year the calendar features an article on meteors and the best time to view them. Each monthly chart features two views of the night sky, looking north and south, and a visual guide to the Moon phases and planetary movements. The notes include fascinating insights into the science, history, folklore, and myths of the stars and planets.

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Bob Mizon, MBE, is coordinator of the Campaign for Dark Skies. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1985, and has been associated with the Wessex Astronomical Society in various offices for many years. Since 1996, he has provided a full-time mobile planetarium service to south central England, and has taken the experience of the night sky to nearly 80,000 people, mostly schoolchildren.

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'A very good, very useful Almanac.' -- Sir Patrick Moore 'A beautiful, informative spread for every month of the year.' -- Green Parent 'An almanac such as this can be a great blessing and encourage a sense of wonder at the heavens... The almanac will make an attractive and informative present, especially for a young person, to get them interested and involved in actual viewing' -- Margaret Jones, New View 'With this in hand you should be able to explore the night sky and sort out Andromeda from Perseus ... I really felt that with this in my hand I could find my way around the sky as I never have before ... this is a really valuable asset to the amateur astronomer and a good gift for anyone with even the slightest interest in the stars. *****' -- Brian Clegg, www.popularscience.co.uk 'Now a regular player on the night-sky-watching scene, the Stargazers' Almanac is in good time to be selected as a Christmas gift for anyone with the slightest interest in what is going on "up there"... a very worthwhile publication.' -- David Stickland, The Observatory Magazine 'An attractive, user-friendly, understandable guide.' -- Robert Key, MP 'This calendar has a place in the study or library as a reminder of what's up in the sky, and has popular appeal especially for newcomers to astronomy.' -- Maurice Gavin, Journal of the British Astronomical Association 'Practical, nice to look at and suitable for all levels of skywatcher, I recommend the Stargazers' Almanac.' -- Peter Grego, Popular Astronomy 'This Almanac will show you the wonders of the night sky, a sight that is becoming ever more precious with light pollution often masking our view.' -- Bill Bryson 'This is an invaluable monthly guide to the stars and planets including a general chart and some basic astronomical information ... This is a great guide for anyone interested in the night sky.' -- Network Review, Winter 15/16

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