A comprehensive guide to the visible night sky and beyond - from the Solar System to the outer reaches of the Universe. Clear explanations of the latest discoveries, from dark matter to life in space. Features new images from the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Very Large Telescope and Mars Express. Practical guidance on choosing and using binoculars, telescopes and cameras. Written by Sir Patrick Moore - Britain's best-known astronomer.
Sir Patrick Moore has been popularizing astronomy for 50 years and has written more than 60 books on the subject. He is the presenter of the world's longest running television series, The Sky At Night, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, and has been commemorated with a set of Royal Mail stamps. In 1967 he was awarded the OBE for his services to astronomy, followed in 1988 by the CBE; in 2000 he was awarded a BAFTA, then, in 2001, he received a knighthood and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society.
'The best introduction to astronomy' Journal of the British Astronomical Association.