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2017 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland The best selling and most comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemispherepages for each month covering January DecemberThis practical guidebook is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers Designed for Britain and Ireland but usable anywhere in the world betweenDegreesN andDegreesN, 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

  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • 2017 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland
  • Wil Tirion
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 0008186634

About the Author: Wil Tirion

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 he received the Dr J van der Bilt prize, a Dutch award for amateur astronomers In 1993 this was followed by a second, international award, when a minor planet was named after him 4648 Tirion 1931 UE 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 Londons only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UKs largest refracting telescope It runs the annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.