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 2024 Australasian Sky Guide also includes a feature by Uncle Ghillar Michael Anderson on the stars and Euahlayi Law.
- Venus near Saturn in March
- Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower in May
- Occultation of Saturn in June
- Mars near Jupiter in August
- Supermoon in September and October
- Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS) in October
- Geminid meteor shower in December
‘When does the Sun set tonight? Which constellations will I see after dark? Are any planets visible? 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.