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Published by DK

Consultant editor Ian Ridpath

RRP: £20.00

About Astronomy

Take a look through the lens and discover the beauty and science of the magnificent night
sky - and beyond!

This stunningly-illustrated space book is split into eight sections that cover every aspect
of astronomy. Learn about the history of discoveries in the field and astronomical phenomena, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day, and then take a lavish visual tour of the Solar System, complete with the most spectacular photographs of the planets.

A magnificent month-by-month guide to the night sky, with profiles of all 88 constellations, over 100 star charts covering both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and an almanac of astronomical events over the next decade, Astronomy: A Visual Guide will help you to navigate your way around the night sky, and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects.

Soar into the pages of this spectacular space book to reveal:

- All 88 constellations with 140 star charts and a guide to the latest space-observing equipment.
- Groundbreaking discoveries and the most awe-inspiring images of the universe.
- Written by Ian Ridpath, the editor of Norton's Star Atlas.
- Includes a 10-year calendar of celestial events such as eclipses and comet appearances.

Also featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomy: A Visual Guide is the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family.