Patrick Moore’s Observer’s Year: 366 Nights of the Universe


Patrick Moore’s Observer’s Year: 366 Nights of the Universe

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Observers no longer need to wonder what they will turn their attention to each night of the year with this updated text of a beloved favorite from Sir Partick Moore. His night-by-night account of the stars is the best possible guide an observer could ask for, and now includes the latest data for the years 2015-2020, preserving and extending Sir Patrick Moore's legacy.

This new edition of his classic text makes it easy to see why Sir Patrick Moore was such a helpful guide to generations of budding astronomers, professional and amateur alike. For every night of the year Patrick gives the reader details of interesting objects that can be seen from Earth. It is a book for people with a wide interest in practical astronomy, those who may not have specialized in a specific area of astronomy and wish to expand their knowledge in all areas. Moore updated his book in a second edition in 2005, giving astronomical events through 2010, but a more current version has been desperately lacking. This third edition includes Sir Patrick’s original text but revises its time-sensitive material and adds all of the points of interest that change from year to year, such as eclipses, occultations, planetary positions, and so on.

Sir Patrick Moore left behind an enormous legacy, including the world's longest-running television series with the same original presenter, the BBC's The Sky at Night, and more than 70 written works. His influence on the world of amateur astronomy was phenomenal, and his knowledge and passion led many to take up observing as a life-long hobby. This book, “The Observer’s Year, 366 Nights of the Universe” was, he said, one of his personal favorites. It now features a tribute to Patrick Moore's legacy as well as including what has changed in astronomy since the previous edition ten years ago.

Dr. Mike Inglis, the writer, was born in Wales in the UK, but lives and works in the USA, where he is Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the State University of New York. His qualifications include a BSc in Physics, MSc in Astronomy & Astronautics, and a PhD in Astrophysics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a Member of the International Astronomical Union, and a member of the Royal Institution. He is the author of many books and papers including Field Guide to Deep Sky Objects, (Springer), An Observer’s Guide to Stellar Evolution, (Springer), Astronomy of the Milky Way, Vols I & II, (Springer), An Observer’s Guide to Star Clusters, and his very successful Astrophysics Is Easy, (Springer). He is the Series Editor of Springer’s Practical Astronomy Observing Guides, and a series editor for both Springer Briefs ( a postgraduate level series), and Undergraduate Lecture Notes In Physics.       


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