A fascinating book to guide your exploration of the southern night sky
The ‘Australasian sky guide book’ is written by astronomer, Dr Nick Lomb, and produced annually by Sydney Observatory.
Each edition contains a wealth of information for keen stargazers, and includes monthly information for 13 months from December to December, inclusive.
It contains sky maps for each month making it the celestial equivalent of a street directory, as well as other astronomical information to add interest and understanding to your skygazing.
For every day of every month, there is information about:
- the rise and set times of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
- sunrise and sunset times
- moonrise and moonset times
- times of high and low tides
You can buy the ‘Australasian sky guide’ at good bookshops and at Sydney Observatory or the Powerhouse Museum for $16.95. You can also buy it online (additional charges apply).