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About the book
  • Published: 12 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446416761
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
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The Sky at Night

Answers to Questions from Across the Universe




The 55th anniversary compendium to the BBC's classic astronomy series, by Britain's best-loved astronomer

The Sky at Night [subtitle] celebrates the 55th anniversary of world’s longest-running series on astronomy. Collecting questions sent in by viewers for the show’s 700th episode, and answered by Sir Patrick Moore and a team of renowned experts and the world’s leading astronomers, including Brian Cox, Martin Rees and Brian May, this is the ultimate book for amateur astronomers, fans of the series and anyone interested in discovering more about the universe.

Packed with photos and illustrations, learn about observing, the solar system, cosmology, the Sky at Night programme, the bizarre and unexplained, space missions, manned space exploration, the Moon, alien life and exoplanets. From comets to quasars, Orion to eclipses and Mercury to meteors, The Sky at Night is the indispensable compendium for authoritative, accessible information about our universe’s furthest reaches.

  • Pub date: 12 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446416761
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the Authors

Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Moore is a prominent voice in the world of astronomy, having hosted the popular BBC show The Sky At Night since 1957 and writing over 70 books on the subject. He was knighted in 2001 for his services to the popularisation of science.

Chris North

Dr Chris North is an academic at Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy. His research work focuses primarily on Cosmic Microwave Background experiments - particularly the space-based Planck satellite - and is responsible for coordinating UK-wide outreach activities for the Herschel Space Observatory. He is also a member of the team behind Chromoscope - one of the most popular online astronomy applications.


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