The Solar Observer's Handbook is for the casual backyard astronomer whose been thinking of doing solar observing but needs to know how to do so safely. This guided tour will help you to learn the basics of viewing the closest star to Earth and protect your eyesight while doing so.
As Comet Neowise fades from sight while travelling to the outer reaches of our solar system, we wanted to give you something to look forward to! Read all about the life of Canada’s "comet sleuth” including his discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 while waiting for the next bright comet to come into view. Get your copy today!
Published annually for over 100 years by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Observer's Handbook has become the must-have reference book for people interested in astronomy. Whether you are a professional astronomer, a beginner or an educator, this book is for you. The over 350-page guide includes comprehensive information about upcoming astronomical events and references.
The Observer's Handbook is a guide published annually since 1907 by The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. With the expertise of more than 75 contributors, the Observer's Handbook is regarded as the standard North American reference for data on the sky. The USA Edition continues to be a popular addition, using American cities for examples of sunrise and moonrise, solar ephemeris, etc. In addition, Star Parties and Planetaria are for US locations and spelling will reflect American usage.
2022 Night Sky Almanacis the ideal resource for both novice and experienced sky watchers in the United States and Canada, with all of the advice, information and data that enthusiasts need to understand and enjoy the wonders of the night sky.
This book results from interviews with 140 small observatory owners in 10 countries to discover what it takes to fund, build, and operate a small observatory. As a planning guide, it will help you maximize your chances of successfully creating a trouble-free installation and help find the best site and equipment. Learn from the experience of those who went before you. Don't make the mistakes that others have made!
Explore the Universe is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to take their first steps into astronomy. If you are interested in the subject but don’t know where to start, this book is the perfect guide to help you learn the basics. After reading Explore the Universe, you will be prepared for more complex astronomy books, as well as clubs and star parties.
In this book, you will learn:
· How to use constellations and asterisms to star-hop through the night sky
· Where to look for planets, minor planets and comets
. All about double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies
· Phases of the Moon and identifiable regions of the Moon’s surface
· How to read star charts
· What causes an eclipse
· And much more!
With this book and a beginner’s star atlas or app, you can begin observing the night sky with binoculars to earn the RASC Explore the Universe certificate and pin—anyone can apply!
The RASC 2022 Calendar showcases RASC members' astrophotography with information on what's up in the sky tonight. This calendar is a perfect gift for the beginner and a must-have for the experienced observer.