Maintaining its appealing style and presentation, the Yearbook of Astronomy 2024 contains comprehensive jargon-free monthly sky notes and an authoritative set of sky charts to enable backyard astronomers and sky gazers everywhere to plan their viewing of the year’s eclipses, comets, meteor showers and minor planets as well as detailing the phases of the Moon and visibility and locations of the planets throughout the year. To supplement all this is a variety of entertaining and informative articles, a feature for which the Yearbook of Astronomy is known. Presenting the reader with information on a wide range of topics, the articles for the 2024 edition include, among others, Recent Advances in Astronomy; Recent Advances in Solar System Exploration; Riccardo Giacconi: X-ray Astronomy Pioneer; Things Fall Apart – Chaos in the Solar System; Communicating From the Edge of the Solar System; Astronomy in Antarctica; Tracking Older Artificial Satellites; Inner Lives of Dead Stars; and A Triumvirate of Telescope Makers – Thomas Cooke, Howard Grubb and Alvan Clark.
This iconic publication made its first appearance way back in 1962, shortly after the dawning of the Space Age. Now into its seventh decade of production, the Yearbook continues to be essential reading for anyone lured and fascinated by the magic of astronomy and who has a desire to extend their knowledge of the Universe and the wonders to which it plays host. The Yearbook of Astronomy is indeed an inspiration to amateur and professional astronomers alike, and warrants a place on the bookshelf of all stargazers and watchers of the skies.