Yearbook of Astronomy 2018

Brian Jones, Richard S Pearson

 
Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
White Owl
Language:
English
Illustration :
100 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526717412
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 8.3 X 6 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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The YEARBOOK OF ASTRONOMY 2018 is a book no stargazer should be without.

Recognized by both amateurs and professionals alike as an indispensable guide to the night sky, the Yearbook of Astronomy is one of the longest-running series of books on astronomy and the night sky and one of the only reference books to be fully revised each year. Formerly edited by Patrick Moore, this iconic publication first appeared way back in 1962 (well over half-a-century ago) and continues to be, as it was then, the main popular astronomy annual for amateur astronomers.

Forthcoming editions will endeavor to maintain the popular style and familiarity of previous editions as well as offering its readers a new, invigorating and inspirational layout and presentation. The 2018 edition contains authoritative sky charts and detailed monthly sky notes that plot a clear path though the year’s lunar phases, eclipses, comets, meteor showers and minor planets as well as featuring a variety of articles covering a wide range of astronomy-related topics.

Articles for the 2018 edition include: Solar System Exploration in 2017 by Peter Rea; Astronomy in 2017 by Rod Hine; Anniversaries in 2018 by Neil Haggath; Supermassive Black Holes by David M Harland; Comets and How to Photograph Them by Damian Peach; Some Pioneering Lady Astronomers by Mike Frost; Double and Multiple Stars by John McCue; Modern Video Astronomy by Steve Wainwright; Is There Still a Place for Art in Astronomy? by David A Hardy; and much more. Bursting with up-to-the-minute information, this Yearbook of Astronomy 2018 is, as ever, essential reading for anyone fascinated by the night sky . . .

About The Author
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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, 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 passion for bringing an appreciation of the universe to his readers is reflected in his writing.

Richard Pearson, FRAS, FRGS was born and raised in Nottingham and has worked on local newspapers as a journalist for over 20 years. A member of the British Astronomical Association and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he has written several books on astronomy and is the presenter of the monthly internet TV program Astronomy & Space, now in its fourth year, and is a celebrity among members of astronomical societies worldwide. As an astronomy educator, Richard is excited to be involved with the Yearbook of Astronomy, an indispensable book which made its first appearance way back in 1962 and which continues to be the main popular astronomy annual for all amateur astronomers.

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