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2018 Guide to the Night Sky

A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland

by Storm Dunlop Author · Wil Tirion Author


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"This is a great guide to the night sky at a great price" Astronomy Now Best-selling and most comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2018. This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. Now includes a section on comets and a map of the moon. Designed for Britain and Ireland but usable anywhere in the world between 40°N and 60°N, covering most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States. Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion, and approved by the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Content includes:
  • Advice on where to start looking.
  • Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see.
  • Positions of the moon and visible planets.
  • Details of objects and events you might see in 2018.
  • Publication Details

    HarperCollins Publishers
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    Storm Dunlop (Author)

    Experienced Astronomy and meteorology author and translator. Books include Gem Weather (Collins, 2012), Meteorology Manual (Haynes, 2014), Practical Astronomy (Philip's, 2012) and is the lead author for the bestselling annual Guide to the Night Sk...

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    Wil Tirion (Author)

    Wil Tirion was trained in graphic arts and has always had an interest in astronomy and especially star charts. In 1983 he became a self-employed full time Uranographer. Since then he has contributed too many atlases, books and magazines. In 1987 h...

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    Royal Observatory Greenwich (Author)

    The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day and year. It is also home to London's only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and th...

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