"I only had a passing interest in astronomy before I read this book. Patrick makes the first few steps into the world of astronomy as painless as possible. I couldn't put the book down, I finished it the same day and have been over it a couple of times since...." (- Amazon.co.uk Customer Review)
Explore the night sky with Sir Patrick Moore and grasp the basics of this fascinating science.
Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night.
NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
About the Author
Sir Patrick Moore is a legendary British astronomer, writer, broadcaster and presenter. He is credited as having done more than any other to raise the profile of astronomy with the British public.
He is a former president of the British Astronomical Association and is the co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy.
He has written over 70 books on astronomy, all of which he typed on his 1908 Woodstock typewriter.
Since April 1957, he has presented all but one of the Sky at Night.