The Australasian Sky Guide will tell you everything you need to know about the southern night sky. With month-by-month features and sky maps for viewing the Moon, planets, stars and constellations, it is ideal for stargazers who are beginners and experts alike.
Including the latest information on the solar system, as well as key celestial events of 2023 such as the total eclipse of the Sun in April, the Supermoon and Blue Supermoon in August, the partial eclipse of the Moon in October, and more. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, you will be able to estimate local rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets, and be guided by descriptions of what you can see and where to spot it.
Compact, easy-to-use and reliable, this popular guide by astronomer Dr Nick Lomb has been a must-read for viewing the night sky for over 30 years. This year’s guide includes a feature by Wiradjuri astronomer Kirsten Banks exploring First Nations constellations.
'When does the Sun set tonight? Which constellations will I see after dark? Are any planets visible? And can I see the Dark Emu from many First Nations cultures in Australia? If these are questions that come to mind when you think about the night sky, this is definitely the guide-book for you! Compact and easy to use, you can carry it with you whenever you’re out and about under the stars …' — Fred Watson