By: Richard J Bartlett (Author)
492 pages, b/w illustrations
Designed for astronomers of all levels, the almanac provides details of thousands of astronomical events from 2015 through to 2019. Written by a former freelance writer for Astronomy magazine, the guide includes almost daily data and information on the Moon and planets, as well as Pluto, Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta:
- The phases of the Moon
- Conjunctions between the Moon, planets and asteroids (including angular separations.)
- Lunar and Solar eclipses
- Annual summaries of when to observe the planets and asteroids
- Annual summaries of notable planetary conjunctions
- Peak dates for the major meteor showers (including corresponding lunar phases)
- Dates of perihelion, aphelion, perigee and apogee of the planets and asteroids
- Inferior and Superior conjunction dates for Mercury and Venus
- Eastern and Western elongation dates for Mercury and Venus
- Opposition and solar conjunction dates for the outer planets and asteroids
- Apparent diameter changes for the planets
- Magnitude changes for the planets and asteroids
- Constellation changes for the Sun, planets and asteroids
Whether you're an expert astronomer or a casual star gazer, the almanac is the essential guide for observers across the world.
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