A galaxy of stars and planets is out there to be discovered and Collins Need to Know? Stargazing is the perfect introductory guide to exploring the night sky. It's easy-to-use and provides all the facts any skywatcher needs in a concise format. Full colour charts, photographs and illustrations show the planetary motions and offer information on astrological events, while detailed diagrams help to explain the movement across the sky and what stars are visible on any given day of the year. From the 'Zen of observing' to extraordinary phenomena, this book offers every stargazer, whether aspiring, amateur or experienced, a comprehensive look at the night sky. Contents include: / Introducing the sky / Binoculars and telescopes / The solar system / Deep space / Recording the skies / Star charts and celestial showpieces
Peter Grego has been a key watcher of the night sky for almost thirty years. Director of the Lunar Section of Britain's Society of Popular Astronomy since 1984, he is also Editor of three astronomy magazines. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.