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Observer's Handbook 2012
The Observer's Handbook is the must-have resource for advanced amateur and professional astronomers. Published by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada since 1907, this 300+ page guide is internationally recognized as the finest annual compendium of astronomical highlights and detailed information for the year.
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Observer's Handbook 2012

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Observer's Handbook 2012

Notice- This product is on backorder until April 4, 2012.

This is the must-have resource for advanced amateur and professional astronomers. Accurate, precise, thorough and highly detailed, the RASC (Royal Astronomical

Society of Canada) Observer's Handbook is internationally recognized as the finest annual compendium of astronomical highlights and information for the year.

This 300+ page guide has been produced annually by the RASC for over 100 years, and is regarded as the standard North American reference for sky data. The

Observer's Handbook is an integral part of secondary and university courses. Valued by astronomers, scientists, educators, students, science writers and more, it belongs in your library, on your desk and near your telescope.


The Observer's Handbook features detailed information on sky events for the year including:

Extensive Sky Month-by-Month section for quick reference

Rise and set times

Lunar and planetary phenomena

Eclipses, comets and variable stars

Authoritative articles on a wide range of topics include:

Orbital and physical data, time, constants

Time-keeping systems

Telescopes, binoculars, filters

Light pollution and sky transparency

Stars, clusters, nebulae, galaxies

Moon maps and sky charts



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