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Astronomy Books

Here you will find links and descriptions for books for beginners and more experienced astronomers .

2022 Guide to the Night Sky: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland Paperback – 2 Sept. 2021

Price:£5.94 Click image to Buy 

The number One Astronomy publisher, the bestselling stargazing handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2022.

This practical guidebook is an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. Designed for Britain and Ireland but usable anywhere in the world between 40°N and 60°N, covering most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States.


Easy-to-use star charts for each month with descriptions of objects and events to look for in 2022.

Positions of the moon, visible planets and eclipses.
Includes a section on comets and a detailed map of the moon.
Now in three editions: Britain and Ireland; North America; Southern Hemisphere.

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky: 1 Hardcover

Price:£10.19 Click image to Buy 

This beautiful, fun book will introduce you to the beauty of the night sky and show you the stars like you’ve never seen them before.

If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way

Book About Space & Planets for Kids: Astronomy for Children with Pictures

Price:£5.81 Click image to Buy 

Have you ever wondered how huge our universe is? How many planets are in our solar system? What are the hottest stars?

In this astronomy book, you will find answers to these and some other questions. This book will be useful not only for children but also for adults who have decided to plunge into the world of space and study its greatest secrets.

Everything is presented in the most simple and understandable form for better assimilation of the material.

The Stargazer's Handbook: An Atlas of the Night Sky Flexibound

Price:£11.32 Click image to Buy 

Fully illustrated with 400 of the most striking and up-to-date astronomical images and covering all the major constellations and landmarks of the night sky, The Stargazer's Handbook reveals the treasures of the cosmos - what they are, where they are, and how to see them, including month-by-month guides to the changing hemispheres and tips and guides on the best stargazing equipment.

This new compact edition is perfect for browsing at home or accompanying you out at night under the stars. Filled with stunning photography, this book is all you need to start discovering the universe.

50 Things to See with a Telescope: A young stargazer's guide Paperback

Price:£12.16 Click image to Buy 

Winner of the 2020 Simon Newcomb award for excellence in science communication, John A. Read covers everything needed to identify constellations, planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae and more.


Inquisitive stargazers will find planet hunting and star hopping easy with clearly plotted routes and images of the sky both as seen by the naked eye and detailed views from a telescope. This easy to read, fully illustrated reference book will enrich every young person's experience of the skies above. .

Hello, is this planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station (Official Tim Peake Book)

Price:£14.99 Click image to Buy 


The first book by astronaut Tim Peake - a mesmerising collection of over 150 of Tim's stunning photographs that he took on board the International Space Station, many of which have not been seen before. Includes a personal commentary from Tim.

Digital SLR Astrophotography (Practical Amateur Astronomy) Paperback

Price:£22.99 Click image to Buy 

Digital SLR cameras have made it easier than ever before to photograph the night sky. Whether you're a beginner, nature photographer, or serious astronomer, this is the definitive handbook to capturing the heavens.


Starting with simple projects for beginners such as cameras on tripods, it then moves onto more advanced projects including telescope photography and methods of astronomical research. 

The Astrophotography Manual: A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Sky Imaging Paperback

Price:£43.66 Click image to Buy 

The Astrophotography Manual, Second Edition is for photographers ready to move beyond standard SLR cameras and editing software to create beautiful images of nebulas, galaxies, clusters, and the stars.


Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, this book takes readers through the full astrophotography process, from choosing and using equipment to image capture, calibration, and processing.


This combination of technical background and hands-on approach brings the science down to earth, with practical methods to ensure success..