The Observer’s Year

366 Nights of the Universe

  • Authors
  • Patrick Moore

Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Patrick Moore
    Pages 1-38
  3. Patrick Moore
    Pages 39-65
  4. Patrick Moore
    Pages 67-97
  5. Patrick Moore
    Pages 99-128
  6. May
    Patrick Moore
    Pages 129-155
  7. Patrick Moore
    Pages 157-182
  8. Patrick Moore
    Pages 183-210
  9. Patrick Moore
    Pages 211-237
  10. Patrick Moore
    Pages 239-266
  11. Patrick Moore
    Pages 267-296
  12. Patrick Moore
    Pages 297-326
  13. Patrick Moore
    Pages 327-352
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 353-368

About this book


Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series




There are 365 nights in every year (366 in a leap year!) and from an amateur astronomer’s point of view, no two are alike.

And that is why Sir Patrick Moore – the world’s most widely known and respected TV broadcaster and writer on astronomy – has produced this unique book to highlight special objects of interest on each and every night of the year. Using easy-to-follow star maps, he talks about the science and history of stars, double stars, galaxies, nebulae, the Moon, planets, constellations and even asteroids.

This second edition has been fully updated for astronomical events through until the year 2010.

What they said about the first edition

"...beautifully written and bubbles with enthusiasm."


"Well, Patrick Moore has done it again. What an excellent book this is."




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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76147-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3613-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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