2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion

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Description

A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2021.

Diagrams drawn for the latitude of southern Australia, but including events visible from New Zealand and South Africa.

Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion.

Content includes:

• Advice on where to start looking

• Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see

• Special, detailed charts for positions of planets, minor planets and comets in 2021

• Seasonal charts

• Details of dark sky sites

• Details of objects and events you might see in 2021

• Diagrams of notable events visible from Australia, and some for New Zealand and South Africa

Also available: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland and
A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above North America.


Author

Storm Dunlop:

Storm Dunlop is an experienced Astronomy and meteorology author and
translator. Books include Clouds (Haynes, 2019), Gem Weather (Collins,
2012), How to Read the Weather (National Trust, 2018), Meteorology
Manual (Haynes, 2014), Practical Astronomy (Philip’s, 2012) and is the
lead author for the bestselling annual Guide to the Night Sky (Collins).
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Meteorological
Society and a member of the International Astronomical Union.

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Wil Tirion was trained in graphic arts and has always had an interest in astronomy and especially star charts. In 1983 he became a self-employed full time Uranographer. Since then he has contributed to many atlases, books and magazines. In 1987 he received the ‘Dr. J. van der Bilt-prize’, a Dutch award for amateur astronomers. In 1993 this was followed by a second, more international ‘award’, when a minor planet was named after him: (4648) Tirion = 1931 UE.

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