The Stargazer’s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky, why it’s interesting, and how previous generations viewed and interpreted it, expert stargazer Emily Winterburn entertains and informs with this fun, accessible, and appealing look at the beauty of the heavens.
About the Author
As the curator of Astronomy at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Emily Winterburn was responsible for one of the world's most important astronomy collections. She has written for the BBC and Astronomy Now magazine and has appeared on the BBC's What the Ancients Did for Us, the Channel 4 News, and In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg. She lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two children and works at the Leeds University History of Science Museum.
“Fascinating. . . . After reading this book, viewing the night sky will be a much more meaningful and rewarding experience.” — Astronomy Now