As a celestial almanac, What's Out Tonight? provides the observer with a snapshot of the heavens until 2050. There are star charts of the entire sky as well as tables indicating the Planets that are visible, the phases of the Moon, eclipses, meteor showers and more. At a glance, you will know what is happening in the night sky for 50 years.
As an astronomy field guide, What's Out Tonight? provides guidance, helpful suggestions and tips to get you started observing the sky with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Because What's Out Tonight? is written for the new or occasional observer, it takes an easy, step-by-step approach in viewing the night sky. There are hundreds of colored pictures, tables and illustrations to make astronomy easy and fun.
The book is divided into the following 9 sections:
1) Informative tables about the Universe, our Galaxy, our Sun, our Planets, the stars and constellations. Includes a complete star atlas
2) Monthly Star Charts listing nearly 100 favorite objects covering the northern and southern hemispheres
3) Information on Telescopes, Accessories and Binoculars
4) Observing the Moon and its phases
5) Observing our Planets
6) Observing Meteors, Comets, our Sun and Eclipses
7) Observing Star Clusters, Nebulae, Galaxies, Double Stars and Variable Stars
8) Sunrise and Sunset times for 200 North American cities
9) Glossary, Mythology of the Constellations and a History of Astronomy