Astronomy 2019 – What’s inside
Astronomy 2019 has 3 clear parts so you can easily find the information you need.
– Part I is a general quick reference for those wishing to see which planets are up and when to observe them. This section is ideal for those just starting their exploration of the night sky. Sky View diagrams are an easy way to spot the planets and see the constellations while the All Sky Maps will allow you to cover the entire night sky visible from the Southern Hemisphere.A detailed Moon Map also supplied. You can easily identify prominent features visible with small scopes.
– Part II leans more heavily towards the needs of the seasoned amateur with detailed information about the Solar System. Rise and set times, information about eclipses, occultations, transits, Jupiter’s moon events, Pluto finder charts, minor planet positions, comets and meteor showers.
– Part III, the appendices, includes sections on astronomical places of interest and amateur societies, ideal for the beginner.
Quasar Publishing has been producing these annual publications since 1991 – written by Australians for Australians.
The three authors of the yearbooks: Glenn Dawes, Peter Northfield and Ken Wallace backgrounds stem from a long love affair with the night sky dating back to the 60s & 70s. This amateur interest lead to them becoming long term members of the Astronomical Society of NSW (ASNSW). This association not only fostered their interest in all aspects of amateur astronomy but lead to developing skills in communicating through the various public field nights and the society’s publications. This experience with the general public, and the exploring of their needs, formed the platform on which the yearbook concept emerged in the late 80s. Their first yearbook was produced for 1991 and they have produced the book every year since.