3 perfect astronomy books for beginners

3 perfect astronomy books for beginners

Astronomy is something that captivates all of us as humans. Our natural curiosity leads our gaze upwards to the stars above and to wonder what else is out there. In this short blog post I’ve selected three perfect books about stargazing that are suitable for beginners but also valuable reminders to more experienced skygazers.





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Find your way around the night sky in December 2012

The overhead view from Glasgow, UK around midnight on 13th December 2012

Geminid meteor shower; Jupiter and Aldebaron dancing; the ‘end of the world’ and the December solstice – can the month get any more exciting for skygazers!?





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Skywatching in July 2012

The constellations overhead from Glasgow, UK around midnight on 19 July 2012

July is a great time of year to watch the sky in the northern hemisphere. In this post, you can find out about the lunar phases, the planets, stars and some of the other things of interest in the sky this month.





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Skywatching in June 2012 is more than just about the transit of Venus. Honest!

Transit of Venus - Venus completely over the sun

Get ready for the astronomy highlight of the year and a rare, almost once-in-a-lifetime event – the transit of Venus is a must-witness skywatching experience.





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Get outdoors and look into the sky at night this April

Looking South from Glasgow at midnight on 21st April 2012

Get outdoors this month on a clear night and you’ll see Saturn, the Lyrids and stars aplenty including those that make up the constellation of Virgo…





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Astronomy tools that are out of this world!

Photographic Sky Survey website

If you’re anything like me and intrigued by what lies beyond our planet then you’re going to love these tools that will stimulate your interest further and allow you to navigate the sky!





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