A brilliant new introductory guide to the night sky, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Offering complete advice from the ground up, Stargazing is the perfect manual for beginners to astromy - introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps. Discover how to tackle light pollution, how to stargaze with just your eyes, and what equipment is best for beginners. Astromy experts Radmila Topalovic and Tom Kerss explain the best ways to plan your stargazing experience and the keys things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year. With seasonal star charts, constellation charts and facts about our Solar System, Stargazing is packed of useful information and guidance for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Bridging the gap between human curiosity and the need for scientific expertise, Stargazing allows a complete vice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky. The perfect companion to the best-selling Guide to the Night Sky from Collins, Stargazing is a great way to get started in the fascinating world of astromy.
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day and year. Radmila Topalovic is Astronomy programmes officer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. She holds a PhD in space dust. Tom Kerss is Lead Astronomy Education Officer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.