ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NIGHT SKY
This popular guide by astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb provides stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky. It contains the latest information on the solar system, historical features, monthly sky maps, details of the year’s exciting celestial events, and viewing tips for city dwellers. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets. The 2023 Australasian Sky Guide also includes a feature by astronomer and astrophysics PhD candidate Kirsten Banks about Wiradjuri constellations, in particular the dark emu.
- VENUS NEAR SATURN IN JANUARY
- VENUS NEAR JUPITER IN MARCH
- ECLIPSE OF THE SUN IN APRIL
- ETA AQUARIID METEOR SHOWER IN MAY
- BLUE SUPERMOON IN AUGUST
- GEMINID METEOR SHOWER IN DECEMBER
‘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 guidebook for you! Compact and easy to use, you can carry it with you whenever you’re out and about under the stars.’ — Professor Fred Watson AM, Australia’s first Astronomer-at-large.