Astronomy Books and Software
8 Matching Products
A new edition of the exciting Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack, suitable for use in the Northern Hemisphere, containing three essential items to introduce the beginner to the fascinating hobby of astronomy: a 'glow-in-the-dark' planisphere, an 80-page paperback book about the stars and planets, and a colourful wall poster of the Solar System.
A month-by-month guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky for 2017, written by the internationally known astronomy writers and broadcasters Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.
Takes the reader on a guided tour of the stars and constellations seen from the northern hemisphere, using easily recognisable key star groups to 'jump' from one area of the sky to the next. All stars shown on the maps can be seen with the naked eye.
Philips Complete Guide to Stargazing by Robin Scagell is an inspiring introduction to astronomy, providing all the information you need to explore the night sky. It goes into depth about the equipment you can use, giving practical advice on what to choose and what you can expect to see, with photographs, observational drawings, star charts, and constellation
Fully revised and now in its third edition, Philips Night Sky Atlas by Robin Scagell is a practical star atlas that can be used anywhere in the world, any time of year. It features a sturdy, damp-proof binding, making it ideal for backyard astronomers, and contains all the maps you need to learn your way around the night sky. The eight sky maps together
Mark Thompson has spent 30 years observing the night sky and has introduced many newcomers to the fascinating hobby of astronomy. In this book, he describes his stargazing experiences and shares a wealth of practical knowledge, together with many valuable hints and tips. Not only does Mark demonstrate great observational techniques and how to find the brighter
This large-format map shows more than 500 physical features - craters, seas, mountain ranges, peaks, valleys and rilles and the landing sites of unmanned and manned spacecraft. There are tips on observation, explanations of the moons phases, and a small map of the dark side of the moon.
Presents a practical hour-by-hour tracker, with a full-colour season-by-season guide to exploring the skies. Major constellations are used as signposts to navigate the night sky, introducing the novice astronomer to the joys of stargazing. The wallet contains illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to use the planisphere.