This fully updated 2009 edition features a range of specially commissioned articles by some of the world's top astronomers, an authoritative collection of charts and astronomical data, and a month-by-month guide to events in the coming year: planets, eclipses, comets, meteors, nebulae and phases of the moon. 'A first-rate curtain raiser for a year that offers a stream of astronomical treats' Observer Science Books of the Year 'The sort of book that beggars the reviewer's powers of expression . . . These charts are masterpieces of clarity and detail . . . Indispensable' Astronomy & Space
About the Author
Sir Patrick Moore is the world's best-known living astronomer. He has presented the BBC's 'Sky at Night' programme since 1957 and written over 60 books. Recognised by the scientific community as one of the greatest authorities in the field, he was awarded the OBE in 1968. In 2001 he received a Knighthood, won a BAFTA for his services to television and became a member of the celebrated Royal Society. He lives in Selsey, Sussex.