Sky Guide Africa South 2015

Sky Guide Africa South 2015 is a practical resource for astronomers, whether novice, amateur or professional.
Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
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Title: Sky Guide Africa South 2015
Publisher: Astronomical Society of Southern Africa; Struik Nature
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Struik Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2015
ISBN 9781775841401 / ISBN 978-1-77584-140-1
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 136 pages, throughout colour photos and images


This great astronomical guide to the southern hemisphere of Africa covers the upcoming year’s planetary movements, predicted eclipses, meteor showers, any events and facets of the night sky that change annually. Star charts plot the evening sky for each season, facilitating the identification of stars and constellations. There’s a wealth of information about the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, meteors and bright stars, with photos, diagrams, charts and images as well as an excellent list of useful websites and a comprehensive glossary. Another very useful feature provided is the Afrikaans- English and English-isiXhosa astronomy lexicon. Co-published by the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) annually, Sky Guide Africa South 2015, is an invaluable resource for anyone who has even a passing interest in the night skies of southern Africa and is an absolute must for first time star-gazers and professional astronomers alike. It has been compiled and edited by Auke Slotegraaf and Ian Glass.

Content: Sky Guide Africa South 2015

How to use the Sky Guide
Monthly sky diary
The Sun
The Moon
The planets
Stars and constellations
Basic observing skills
Astronomy in southern Africa
Astronomy lexicons
Star parties in 2014