The Observer’s Handbook 2023 is now available. Published annually for over 100 years by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Observer’s Handbook has become a must-have reference book for people interested in astronomy.
Whether you are a professional astronomer, a beginner or educator this book is designed for you. The over 350-page guide includes comprehensive information about upcoming astronomical events and references. With the expertise of more than 75 contributors, the Observer’s Handbook is regarded as the standard reference for data on the sky.
A USA Edition continues to be a popular separate addition, using American cities for examples of sunrise and moonrise, solar ephemeris, etc. Star Parties and Planetaria are for US locations. In addition, Star Parties and Planetaria are for US locations and spelling will reflect American usage.
The society has also published a 2023 Observer’s Calendar. Created by RASC members, the Observer’s Calendar features a spectacular array of astro-images taken by amateur astronomers, with an informative caption accompanying every photograph.
Designed with the observer in mind, the calendar contains comprehensive astronomical data such as daily Moon rise and set times, significant lunar and planetary conjunctions, eclipses, and meteor showers. The RASC Calendar is a winner of 5 printing awards of excellence for its graphical quality and design.
You can order the Observer’s Handbook 2023 or the 2023 Observer’s Calendar here.
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