2018 Stargazing (Philips)
· Now out: 2018 edition packed with new features
· 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing
· Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2018
· Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2018
· Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies
· Optical Equipment Guide - Binoculars or Telescope?
· The major astronomical events of 2018
· Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors.
· The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2018. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described.
· Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. the observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing.
· Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with binoculars or telescope and offers advice for both.
· And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies.
"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2018 is the guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2018 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies.
It is packed with new features to make it even more practical. Essential reading for astronomers at all levels - and the perfect gift for every stargazer.
About the Authors
Philip's Stargazing Month by Month 2018 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers.
Professor Heather Couper CBE, FRAS, is an internationally acclaimed astronomer, writer and presenter/producer of TV and radio programmes.
Professor Nigel Henbest researched in radio astronomy at Cambridge University, with the Astronomer Royal, and has been a Consultant to both New Scientist magazine and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.