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2014 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-by-month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland

Handbook / ManualPopular Science

Series: Guide to the Night Sky Volume: 2014

Storm Dunlop (Author) et al

96 pages, colour illustrations

Harper Collins

Paperback | Nov 2013 | #208960 | ISBN-13: 9780007540747
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NHBS Price: £6.99 $9/€8 approx

About this book

A comprehensive month-by-month handbook to the stars and constellations visible from Britain and Ireland in 2014. This practical guidebook is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. 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 2014


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Biography

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 London's only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK's largest refracting telescope. It runs the annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition.

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