"If this is your year to skywatch, this is your book." -- Scientific American
"The feature that makes this book stand out is a text crammed with easy-to-use diagramsprobably the best weve seen." -- Sky & Telescope magazine
From the Back Cover
Celestial Delights is the essential "TV Guide" for the sky as seen from the Northern Hemisphere.
Through extensive graphics integrated with an eight-year-long calendar of sky events, it provides a look at "don't miss" sky events, mostly for naked-eye and binocular observing. It is organized by ease of observation - lunar phases and the brighter planets come first, with solar eclipses, the aurora, and comets coming later. This third edition also includes a hefty dose of sky lore, astronomical history, and clear overviews of current science. It provides a handy reference to upcoming naked-eye events, with information broken out in clear and simple diagrams and tables that are cross-referenced against a detailed almanac for each year covered. This book puts a variety of information all in one place, presents it in a friendly way that does not require prior in-depth astronomical knowledge, and provides the context and historical background for understanding events that astronomy software or web sites lack.
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